I was working with my bees last week when I felt a pain in my thumb. I thought to myself, That hurt. Ouch! That still hurts really bad. It took a few seconds for me to realize I had been stung. I quickly scraped the stinger out of my thumb and sat down for a while to give myself and my bees a break.
If your going to be a beekeeper you're going to get stung. It happens. If you are not careful and hurt one of your bees they may attack to protect their hive. They think you might be robbing the hive of it's honey. That worker bee wasn't trying to be mean, she was trying to protect her sisters and her hive. She sacrificed her life to protect her home and family. I am not mad at my bees because I was stung, but I am sorry I wasn't careful enough and gentle enough with my bees.
Staring at the dancing bees in an observation hive, it hits me. I love how these tiny creatures communicate. It looks like they're having fun dancing around while telling their sisters where to find some nectar.
Amanda's Sting Count
2013- 6 stings