Judy and Anna gave me an idea for a post.

@Hannihar (122135)
Israel
February 13, 2022 9:11am CST
How many of you have been bit by a bee? I know that we need bees but I am not a fan at all. I have been stung by one and accidentally sat on one and that one stung me too. How many of like bees? I know we need them for the honey but I really have a very bad feeling about them. Are there others that feel bad about them too and are afraid of them too and want them as far away from you as you can? I just thought of something and wondered if bees can smell the fear on someone that is afraid of them? Does anyone know the answer to that?
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@snowy22315 (138008)
• United States
13 Feb
bees bite? I had no clue.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@snowy22315 I meant to say I was stung twice and not bitten. Sorry about that and thank you for pointing that out to me.
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@LadyDuck (393790)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
NO, bees sting, they jab a barbed stinger into the skin and then they die.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@LadyDuck Thanks for pointing that out and it did not feel good when I was stung by them.
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@askme123 (5304)
13 Feb
I like to use honey but don't like the sting from a bee. I was once told when a bee stings you it is good luck You might be getting a large sum of money. Dont know the truth to this. I was stung on my arm by bee once during childhood and the area was swollen for a few days.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
14 Feb
@askme123 That is an interesting thought but do not remember getting a large sum of money after I got stung. That must have been very frightening being stung by the bee when you were a child.
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@askme123 (5304)
14 Feb
@Hannihar Yes I cried.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
15 Feb
@askme123 Makes sense that you cried. That must have been very painful.
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@Anqaya (2664)
• India
13 Feb
Haha lol. Your post really made me remember of an incident in grandma's childhood. She was also stung by a bee and she didn't understood what it was doing. So she thought it's best to let the bee stay on her arm. And the month, she had a delirious fever. Since then she hates bees and always chases them whenever she sees them. Of course she eats honey.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@Anqaya That must have been hard for your grandma. I am sorry. I understand hating them too and I also eat honey. I wish I could feel respect for them but I just do not want them anywhere near me. The memories of being stung by them always come back to me when they are around.
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@Anqaya (2664)
• India
15 Feb
@Hannihar Yes they really bring pain as well as honey. I am also afraid of bees. Whenever they come near me, I run away.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
15 Feb
@Anqaya I do not blame you for running away from them. I just hope they do not follow you and go a different direction.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
13 Feb
I've been stung a few times by bees, but more often by yellow jackets. OUCH!!!
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
14 Feb
@SophiaMorros You are the 2nd person that mentioned yellow jackets here. To me a bee is a bee and I do not like them at all. That is a very big ouch indeed.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
14 Feb
@Hannihar bees make honey and a black and yellow with fuzzy bodies. The only time I have been stung by a bee is walking barefoot and accidentally stepping on one that was visiting a clover flower. Bees only sting when provoked, and can only sting once. Using their stinger kills them. Yellow jackets are a kind of wasp, they are black and yellow like the honey bee, but not fuzzy. They can sting multiple times. They like to buzz around food, and often nest in the ground. I have been stung multiple times when I accidentally disturbed a nest they had built in our firewood pile, I have been stung when I have run over an under-ground nest with a lawn mower. I don't like yellow jackets!
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
15 Feb
@SophiaMorros Wow, you have had bad luck with bees. I know we need them for the honey and we certainly need honey here in Israel for our Jewish New Year so we can have a sweet year and eat honey cake and put honey on our bread. I cannot remember the first time I was stung but do remember sitting down on a chair the 2nd time and a bee happened to be there and I did not see it till it got what it wanted from me.
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@RebeccasFarm (65437)
• United States
13 Feb
I am afraid to get stung also. I am not into pain.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@RebeccasFarm I can understand why you would be afraid. It is quite painful.
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• United States
13 Feb
@Hannihar Yes I have been stung by yellow jackets before.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@RebeccasFarm What are yellow jackets?
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@LadyDuck (393790)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
I have never been stung by a bee. Bees are not aggressive, wasps are aggressive. If you pay attention not to hurt the bees, they do not sting. I always work in the garden with bees flying around me and I never had an accident.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@LadyDuck One sitting on one did not help that it got angry. Thank you for telling me the difference. I must have done something that the first one did not like why it stung me. I am glad you have never been stung by one.
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@LadyDuck (393790)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
@Hannihar I only fear the wasps, they sting for no reason and they can sting many times.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@LadyDuck Maybe that is what I got stung by. I cannot remember. It was quite a long time ago.
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@ExplorewtMe (6269)
• Nairobi, Kenya
13 Feb
I know the feeling as I was stung a few times before. But I don't blame them for that. Bees are very much necessary for our survival. Above all, I like honey very much.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@ExplorewtMe I am sorry all the times you were stung. That is something that you do not blame them and like to eat honey.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Feb
@Hannihar yes, They also wanted to protect their honey.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
16 Feb
@ExplorewtMe I understand that and they probably thought you wanted to steal it.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
13 Feb
I have been stung once. It burned like crazy!
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@DianneN I bet it did. I cannot remember how I felt but I do know I do not like bees or want them anywhere near me.
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@DianneN (243816)
• United States
13 Feb
@Hannihar I don’t blame you. My younger son is allergic to them and carries an Epi pen wherever he goes
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@DianneN That is a good idea to carry the Epi-pen. Are there a lot of bees where he is? It must be hard for him if there are a lot of bees around him since he is allergic.
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@sjvg1976 (32529)
• Delhi, India
13 Feb
I have never been bitten by a honey bee.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@sjvg1976 You are lucky. I was stung twice and fear them.
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@sjvg1976 (32529)
• Delhi, India
13 Feb
@Hannihar have you tried to take out honey from the hive?.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@sjvg1976 No, I never had. I would feel that they would sting me again.
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@sol_cee (31441)
• Philippines
15 Feb
I've been stung before and has been afraid of bees since then
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
15 Feb
@sol_cee I can understand why you are afraid of them after being stung. I do not like them at all and do not want them ever near me. I wonder if they can sense that people are afraid of them.
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@sol_cee (31441)
• Philippines
15 Feb
@Hannihar they have an afraidometer
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
15 Feb
@sol_cee So that means they know when someone is frightened of them or not?
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@Juliaacv (67029)
• Canada
13 Feb
I stepped on a bee while I was walking barefoot and it stung me in the arch of my foot. Otherwise I have never been stung.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@Juliaacv That is awful. It must have been painful to you. How long was it that you could walk on your foot aftewards?
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@Juliaacv (67029)
• Canada
13 Feb
@Hannihar The next day.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@Juliaacv So what did you put on it that you could walk on it the next day? I am glad you could walk on it the next day.
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@Faster16 (3092)
• Indonesia
14 Feb
I've never been bitten by a spider, it must be painful, it's venomous
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
14 Feb
@Faster16 I also have never been bitten by a spider either.
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@Faster16 (3092)
• Indonesia
16 Feb
@Hannihar thank god you never
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
16 Feb
@Faster16 Yes, and very true that I have not been bitten by a spider.
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@dgobucks226 (30336)
13 Feb
Yes, I've been stung by a bee. Of course, we wind up with the last laugh, well not really, but when bees lose their stingers, they die "Sweet" revenge. (just kidding)
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@dgobucks226 I am glad that they die in the end but still they do damage and it hurts.
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@dgobucks226 (30336)
15 Feb
@Hannihar Yes, bees are one species we want to give some space to..
@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
15 Feb
@dgobucks226 I do not want them near me and I will leave them alone if they leave me alone. There are times they come too close to me. I would gladly give them space and then hopefully they will leave us alone.
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@much2say (54968)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Feb
For the most part, if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. I've only been stung once - at the back of my neck - and that was in my adult life. I had no idea that a bee was on me (this was at the zoo). I think I tried to swipe a crawling sensation on my neck and then it happened.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@much2say I am so sorry it happened to you and happened at the zoo. The first I cannot remember what happened and the 2nd I just sat down and did not know it was there and then I guess it was angry that I sat down on it.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
16 Feb
@much2say It was so long ago that it happened to me and I cannot remember. I am so glad that kids were fast to make sure she got the medical attention she needed and that really helped her get better from it.
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@ptrikha_2 (37977)
• India
13 Feb
I have not been bit but I have heard of people telling about how painful it can be. Did you apply any ointment for this bite?
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@ptrikha_2 (37977)
• India
13 Feb
@Hannihar I thought may be it was something more recent.
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@jaboUK (64905)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb
Bees are so important and as far as I know they don't sting except in self defence, unlike wasps.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
25 Feb
@jaboUK I understand what you are saying. It still did not feel good when I got stung twice by whatever it was.
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@TheHorse (155443)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Feb
No, I love bees. They are a metaphor for "teamwork."
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
15 Feb
@TheHorse Do you love the bees because of the honey or just love them?
@RasmaSandra (54954)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Feb
Growing up I was terrified by bees because as a small child a bee got in one of my ears and bit me there, My grandma got it out and boy did it hurt, Then when I lived in Latvia I realized bees could also be good if you are good for them and saved one from a puddle of water and it sat on my fingers and did not bite me because I was helping it,
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
14 Feb
@RasmaSandra As a child it must have been very scary for you and very painful. That was so nice of you to save one and it did nothing to you because you helped it.
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@CarolDM (187021)
• United States
14 Feb
Many times I have been stung by bees. But I still like having them around. Love the honey.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
14 Feb
@CarolDM I understand their purpose but I still do not like them. I also eat honey.
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@MALUSE (68445)
• Germany
13 Feb
I've been stung by a wasp and I think it's likely that you were stung by a wasp, too.
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@Hannihar (122135)
• Israel
13 Feb
@MALUSE Thanks for sharing that.