Being a country boy away from major hospitals, I’m used to all sorts of stings, bites, scrapes and ailments… without seeking medical attention.
Since I’ve been beekeeping, 3 or four years, I’ve been stung maybe 6 times. I’m generally not complacent. First sting was quite bad, then they seem to be less nasty.
Two weeks ago I got stung on the inside of my thigh, and boy that swelled. Today, a bee followed me home and stung me some 50m away from the hive. She got me on the temple. Soon after I started to feel itchy all over, in odd places like my palms. I think my reactions are getting a bit worse, not better by time.
Is there still hope or me that by time I’ll get more used to the bee stings, instead of getting worse?
Is there anyone else with the same issue? Sometime, no matter how careful I am, bees outsmart me and sting me.