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Saturday, May 21, 2011



I can't help but laugh, in spite of your pain. I do the same body-flailing thing, too, with bees--gave my friend quite a show one day as a huge one chased me down the block.

Another funny thing is, I saw Kendall mowing yesterday. Little did I know it was probably after your bee experience. I wonder how long after I drove by.

Sorry for your pain.

I am really trying to manage my fear level around bees, since I learned about their fear-o-sensors. What a pain!!

Melanie Bell

Ouch! It's been a long time since I've been stung, thank goodness! Sorry about your irises. I need to learn some control. My kids are so used to my blood-curdling screams, which are almost always due to spiders, giant dragonflies on my laundry room wall (strange, huh?), and other harmless creatures. Although a few weeks ago my screaming was due to our pet snake lying on the family room floor - I just about stepped on it! It took a lot of screaming to convince my 14yo that I actually needed him!

Becky K

Bees are just creepy. I do the crazy dance when one gets near me, too. It really is about the weird lifeless legs hanging down when they fly that makes them so icky.

Sorry about your sting! I can't believe it actually went in your pant leg. He obviously had time to escape, stupid suicidal bee.


my dad and brother just became bee-keepers last year. Makes it a little stressful when we go to their house but they insist if the bees hive is in your yard they fly AWAY to gather nectar/pollen. So far- so good. My neighbor just put in a hive next door (well... back door next door) I'll let you know how that goes.

knock on wood* never been stung* however have done many freak out dances when one was close.


Oh dear, poor Amy. I laughed, but not only because of the funny way you have conveyed this episode, but also from relief it wasn't me!

Pat Passamonte

The bee probably wasn't very fond of you either! :) Maybe he got disoriented from the mower noise and flew up your pant leg by accident, then decided you were trying to trap him, and he'd rather die than be taken prisoner? Just a thought! :)

Kim D

I'm sorry you got stung - I know how it hurts. But maybe it wasn't a bee? I know you don't want to hear this, but bees die if they sting you, so they are very reluctant to sting. I've actually held bumble bees in my hand and had honeybees light on me and then fly away. Yellow jackets, which some folks think are bees, are happy to sting because they can do it again. They are the ones that dart around crazily. Bees tend to move more lazily. I've been stung twice in the last few years, both time by wasps or yellow jackets, and both times in a garden. One landed on my leg just as I was putting my hand down to brace myself and one flew down the back of my shirt. I think wasps are creepy and I hate them, but I love bees. I'm sorry.

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