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Posted July 11, 2015 - 06:34 AM

Sat on front porch last night before bed. Was dark but seen what looked like a honey bee on my finger. Never had one sting me, so just brushed him off. In a few minutes my fingers and hand started burning but got better by bedtime. I remember scratching it during the night and woke with a swollen hand. My hands still have numbness so I never felt the sting. Gonna make it harder working on the shop today. Funny how numbness doesn't stop pain.
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 07:18 AM

Sounds like you are allergic to bee stings if it did all that!


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 08:24 AM

Curiosity Q Uncle. What percentage has ur electric bill gone down sense no longer milking?



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Posted July 11, 2015 - 09:21 AM

The shop is all that is on the milk parlor meter except for the hot water heater which we still use to clean greasy stuff and went from average of $450 down to $35.
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 09:37 AM

Still waking up at 4 am?

The bee might of been what we call a 'sweat bee' around here. Do you have a stone or brick foundation or a retaining wall close to the porch?
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 10:03 AM

Wow price of milk wouldn't of covered that, or would it have?

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 10:42 AM

Our last month milking lost between 2 to 3 grand. Had we kept milking, losses would have been around 4 grand per month.
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Still waking up at 4 am?

The bee might of been what we call a 'sweat bee' around here. Do you have a stone or brick foundation or a retaining wall close to the porch?

Too large for a sweat bee. Hand and arm sore, but got my last string of lights going this morning. And no, most mornings begin around 7am these days.

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Yesterday I built brackets to hang the garage door from.  When they installed it, we hung them temporarily from a 12' 2x4 which I had to remove to finish gable metal.  Now that the lights are in, the end wall is finished, so now I start on the other gable.  You can see the door hanger I welded together.  I just put the one piece of metal up so I could get the hanger bolted in place.

 

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Your as busy as that bee! Looking good!


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 03:04 PM

My shoulders gave out at 3:30, so had to quit the gable.  1/2 a sheet from half done.  The next sheet is more complicated as I need to make a small removable access panel so I can get into the ceiling area if I need to get to wiring/etc or if I ever needed to blow in insulation on top of ceiling.  Much easier than removing a whole sheet.

 

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After a rest, I need to do some mowing.  I wanted the ground to settle as long as possible before I start, as I'll still be leaving tracks as it is from all the rain.  Oh, and NO RAIN today! 

  My whole left arm and hand ached all day long from the bee sting, but is beginning to feel better, other than being worn out from working.  Swelling in the hand is nearly gone.


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 06:20 PM

I don't think it should take all that long to get past a bee sting.  You might want to have it checked out.  At least call the dr. office and ask some body about it, or go online and look up bee sting common allergic reactions maybe....


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 06:28 PM

If it is a bee sting it sounds like your starting to become allergic. A friend of Sue died after a bee sting and she was never allergic to them all her life up until that last time. So get it checked, to @ least c if ur allergic k
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 06:38 PM

I got a infection from bee sting once my foot swelled up real big and was bright red I had to take antibiotics for a week
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 07:01 PM

I got stung by a honey bee about 2 weeks ago. Its my first sting in 10 years. It was on top of my foot, I was wearing flip flops while I was changing out  the sugar water on my bee hives. It swolled for 24 hrs and then itched like crazy for a week. I think what You (Dan) are having is normalish reaction,just keep an eye out for anything weird,like trouble breathing. The meds you are on could also be interacting with the bee venom or causing your body to react differently.

 

Most bee keepers say that the more you are stung the less it affects you. I dont want to find out.


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