First Bee sting of the season.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chip, Jun 19, 2001.

  1. Chip

    Chip LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    While trimming some bushes today I hit a small hornets nest. One sting on the middle finger with minor swelling. Not looking forward to yellow jackets I get a nasty reaction to those. This is just a reminder to everyone to keep your first aid kit handy.
     
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Chip,
    Worst part of this biz is the buzz. I also have a reaction to the stings. Not a fun time. I had two dogs attack me this season, ripped my shirt and pants pretty good, glad I wasnt wearing shorts. All I know is I was happy they werent yellow jackets.
     
  3. VLM

    VLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    Already had 5!! I mark them on my schedule book to keep count. All time record was 16 stings 2 yrs ago. Never go out without a can of hornet spray.
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    chip..."I feel your pain" (say it like bill clinton)! I have already sprayed one hornets nest. it eas about 4 inches in diameter. it was the same kind that gets to about 2 feet across by the end of the summer.

    GEO
     
  5. i got my first sting for the year a week or two ago. usually it takes about 2 or 3 for me to start noticing it. my friend though, when i used to help him out. if we found a hornet's nest in the lawn, out came the gas and the lighter from the truck. daytime fireflies lol
     
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    no stings yet, but poison IVY...yuck. me and calamine lotion had a 2 week relationship. Dave g
     
  7. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    when i get stung, i have to give myself a shot and go to the er. not fun at all.
     

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