There are around 25,000 species of bee worldwide, and North America is host to 4,000. Most bees are not aggressive and will only sting if directly threatened, but some will get overly defensive and can even swarm when disturbed. It is common to chance upon a bee’s nest while gardening. Many live in hives while others live in the ground, such as bumblebees and mining bees. Sting incidents often happen when the gardener is digging in the ground and exposes a bee’s home. Treating bee stings that result should start immediately to slow the progress of the bee’s venom. Most people have had a bee sting. They are often a memory from childhood, when our youthful clumsiness puts us in contact with stinging insects. The injury still happens when we are adults, though, usually when we inadvertently encounter a bee home or touch a bee. Most bee sting remedies start […]
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