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How do you treat bee bites?

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August 15, 2012 7:49AM

Bees don't bite, they sting. Remove the sting as quickly as possible and for most people time is the best healer. The pain will go in minutes, the swelling after a couple of days.

There is a species of stingless bee which have been accused of biting, but they don't. They will grip single hairs in their mandible and pull. The sensation can feel a little like being bitten.