Comments On - How to Remove a Bee Stinger

I'm confuse between scratching the stinger off the infected skin and not pulling the stinger! As one runs their nails across the skin, like scraping it, wouldn't that "rake" off the stinger? In a sense, dislodging it? Isn't that the purpose of pulling it out? To get it off?

Hope it doesn't happen to me anytime soon, but I'd like to try the plantain treatment. Been constantly pulling them out of my yard.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 6/9/2013 10:04:45 AM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 2/28/2013 6:52:18 AM
To stop the sting and swelling, look in your yard for the plant plantain, pick a small hand full, crush it in your fingers or chew on it a second to break the surface and offer wetness, and put the crushed leaves on the sting for 15 minutes.
Mary Kathryn, Gloucester, VA
Posted: 2/12/2013 12:58:17 PM
Good Post. I like to use toothpaste to help with the ease of the after pain associated with a bee sting.
Amnada, Hutchinson, KS
Posted: 9/29/2012 2:37:08 PM
Good to remember
i, i, ID
Posted: 9/20/2012 9:05:20 PM
I can't wait to start keeping bees!!!
Terry, Long Beach, CA
Posted: 8/9/2012 11:38:18 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/8/2012 9:56:12 AM
I use a plaster of baking soda on the sting site to reduce swelling and pain. It also helps with the itch that sometimes accompanies it.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 8/8/2012 8:42:55 AM
Easier said than done. I remember a time I had about 40 stingers in my legs. The bees weren't too happy and neither was I!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/31/2012 7:54:43 PM
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