Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Bites hurt, but stings hurt even more!
Yes Bees are bloody mean.
For those of you who have not had up close and personal experiences with these hyper little creatures, well they are like overgrown flies with needles sticking up their backsides.
The creatures collect honey for a living but have a really sour sense of humour, tickle them and they will prick you with these needles.
Why am I giving you guys this crash course in Bee-ology? well because I had a close encounter of the Bee kind.
Yesterday a Bee stumbled into our home, wanting to steal some of that honey that mom keeps in the kitchen, but nothing escapes the sharp eye of Emu, I caught it sneaking across the living room.
The little bugger stung me right on my thumb.
Mommy and Daddy thought that it was a prick but then daddy spotted the bee lying on the floor and they realised what it was.
I howled on top of my lungs, so much so that even my Daddu came running upstairs wondering what had happened to his little Emu.
Mom put some weird smelling liquid on my thumb which actually made me better, and I got a whole lotta kisses and hugs by everyone.
Heh heh that felt nice.
Tips for Bee/wasp stings:
* Scrape the sting off (never pull) with a knife or credit card.
* Wash with soap n water, apply antiseptic (savlon, dettol, amritdhara).
* Rub some baking soda (for bee sting) or vinegar (for wasp sting).
* Meanwhile, have some anti-allergen (any medicine for your cold will do).. I had T-Minic. Do check with your physician though.