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Response to Cattledog (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:27 PM

21. My experience proves that they can be aggressive

My husband and I were setting some posts. We didn't realize that some bumble bees had a nest about a yard away from where we were digging holes and tamping the posts in. They took exception to all the pounding. Of course, they didn't go after my husband - few insects do. I was stung twice on the right ankle and they were coming after me so I ran. About fifty yards later, I slowed down and got stung twice more. I ran the other hundred yards back to the house.

I don't get an anaphylactic reaction to bee and wasp stings, but I swell like crazy. The leg that was stung was the same size from the top of my thigh to my ankle. I probably should have gotten it treated but I had no health insurance. I took Benadryl tablets and applied a paste of benadryl, baking soda, and meat tenderizer, plus kept the leg iced for two days.

Meanwhile my husband got the posts set without being disturbed by the little bastards.

I call them bumble bees since that is what they looked like, though I did not stop to make detailed observations.

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