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I got stung when I was 6 or 7. I decided it was a good idea to swat a bee with my bare hand. It didn't die right away and stung me.

It's painful but not really unbearable. More of an annoyance. It's a sharp pain like a paper cut except it also burns slightly. The pain comes in ripples and waves that slowly decrease in frequency until you get used to it and the venom is out of the system. The first thing to do when a bee stings you is to probably remove the stinger quickly. Use a pair of tweezers so you don't squeeze the venom sac while trying to pluck out the stinger. Even if a fragment stays lodged in the skin, you can always remove it later. Cutting off the flow of the venom is the first thing to do.

The area at the base of my thumb, where I was stung, swelled up a little for about half a day. I was fine by the next day.
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Yep. Not pleasant, but at least I'm not allergic. Yellowjackets hurt worse than honey bees, or even bumblebees. They get worse in the fall as they're looking for places to hide for the winter and gather all the sugar they can.
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No, but I've killed hundreds, they fear me now. One summer we had a beehive right under our roof, and they would fly in my window and I would kill them one at a time.


They may sense that I'm not afraid of them or something.
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streamhopper wrote:

Yep. Not pleasant, but at least I'm not allergic. Yellowjackets hurt worse than honey bees, or even bumblebees. They get worse in the fall as they're looking for places to hide for the winter and gather all the sugar they can.


Certain yellowjacket species can be very aggressive and they seem to enjoy disrupting picnics lol

There seems to be a consensus that paper wasps hurt more than all of these, though. I've read many stories about their painful sting.
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nope, but I hear it's painful!
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streamhopper wrote:

Yep. Not pleasant, but at least I'm not allergic. Yellowjackets hurt worse than honey bees, or even bumblebees. They get worse in the fall as they're looking for places to hide for the winter and gather all the sugar they can.


Certain yellowjacket species can be very aggressive and they seem to enjoy disrupting picnics lol

There seems to be a consensus that paper wasps hurt more than all of these, though. I've read many stories about their painful sting.


Yeah, it really hurts a lot more than a bee sting. Unfortunately, we have a lot of them around my area, so it's a common occurrence. I remember one time when my friend and I went camping. We left some soda cans open; we got back from swimming in the lake and were dying of thirst. We both attacked the soda cans like madmen. Unfortunately, in the meantime, a yellowjacket decided my friend's soda can was a good new home. He swallowed it whole, and it stung his esophagus. I had to take him to the nearest ER. It nearly killed him. I'll never forget that.
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streamhopper wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:


streamhopper wrote:

Yep. Not pleasant, but at least I'm not allergic. Yellowjackets hurt worse than honey bees, or even bumblebees. They get worse in the fall as they're looking for places to hide for the winter and gather all the sugar they can.


Certain yellowjacket species can be very aggressive and they seem to enjoy disrupting picnics lol

There seems to be a consensus that paper wasps hurt more than all of these, though. I've read many stories about their painful sting.


Yeah, it really hurts a lot more than a bee sting. Unfortunately, we have a lot of them around my area, so it's a common occurrence. I remember one time when my friend and I went camping. We left some soda cans open; we got back from swimming in the lake and were dying of thirst. We both attacked the soda cans like madmen. Unfortunately, in the meantime, a yellowjacket decided my friend's soda can was a good new home. He swallowed it whole, and it stung his esophagus. I had to take him to the nearest ER. It nearly killed him. I'll never forget that.


Horror of horrors, run for the hills!
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A bumblebee, I'm not really sure if I have.

A wasp though, many times. One time I was lifting old cement blocks at my old job and turns out there was a nest inside of one, was stung like probably 10 times in a single moment, was rough.
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nope. the bees mind there business so i do to. i was about to be stung several times though
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Luckily no. I was stung by a wasp once which was painful enough.
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when I was a kid I went outside barefoot and there was a bee on the ground. without noticing it I accidentally stepped on it and when I went to take another step I felt discomfort and took a look under my foot. to my surprise there was a bee wiggling on the arch of my footy
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A bumblebee, I unknowingly put my hand on top of it. Apparently it didn't like that.
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hearing all these stories makes my skin crawl
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Probably been stung over 100 times as a child alone. I'll just say I have a history with bees...
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I got stung by this bald face hornet . Felt like someone jamming a one-inch needle through your skin. On top of it, it mildly burned a bit.
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