Sunday, September 19, 2010

My First Bee Sting!!

Believe it or not, considering my age, it's incredible that I have never been stung by a bee. Today was my day of reckoning with the bee. I stopped by a locally owned farm to pick up mums and some vegetables. In the midst of my purchase, a bee stung me on my finger. OUCH!!!

Oddly enough, my Mom had recently sent information on what to do if a bee stings you. I remember seeing this on the Net a while back, but gave it no credence. However, seeing my finger immediately swell, I decided to give it a try.

Supposedly, you are to tape a copper penny over the bite for 15 minutes. I did this using a band-aid to keep the penny in place. A number of individuals swear that the next day, you will find no signs of the bite. I can't confirm at this time. Howevver, I will say that after taping the penny to my finger, I find that the swelling has diminished. We'll see what happens in the morning.

Yes, it works! Can't tell you why or how, but the penny did draw out the bee serum and the swelling is completly gone. Incredible! I would never have been a believer.

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