If you find yourself amidst an angry swarm of bees, they’re probably those of the “killer” variety and it’s time to get the hell out of dodge. These guys aren’t coming at you one at a time like some cheesy Kung-Fu movie, they are going to all attack you at once.
If, let’s be hone, WHEN they attack, run like Usain Bolt is chasing you with a pair of scissors threatening to cut off that rat tail you’ve been growing for 13 years. Seriously though, you’re not a young Jedi, cut that thing off. Later! After you elude the bees. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture also recommends you pull your shirt over your head to protect your eyes. If you’ve been stung 15+ times or feel nauseous, get to an emergency room. Luckily for you, a human can survive 10 stings per pound of body weight. Which means there aren’t enough bees in the world to kill your mom.
Removing stingers can be a little more tricky. Do not squeeze the stinger with your fingers or tweezers. They’re hollow and the venom is inside. Squeezing just injects more venom into the wound. Instead, scrape sideway across them stinger with a fingernail or credit card.
There you have it, you are the spiritual incarnation of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone! You’re ready to brave those park trails!
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