Wasps and Hornets

What is the pH of wasp and bee stings?

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09/28/2009

Bee stings and most wasp stings include formic acid, so the pH is acid. However, the portal of entry of the injected toxin is so small that an application of baking soda or the like is likely to be ineffective.

The pH of bee venom is between 5.0 and 5.5.

The pH of wasp venom is 6.8 to 6.9: it is almost neutral.