Wednesday, February 15, 2012

An Important Part of My Beekeeping Toolkit

I went to the doctor the other day and got an important part of my beekeeping toolkit.  

An EpiPen for severe allergic reactions.  

I've been stung a lot of times, but the last time I was stung I broke out in hives all over and since then I've been fearful while working the bees.  I hope I'll never have such a bad reaction that I need to use this, but it sure does give me peace of mind to know I have it.  


  1. When my dad was living, he kept bees. My brother and I were helping him rob one day and I wasn't wearing my suit. I was standing between the hives, with my back turned to dad, smoking for my brother. Everything was going as planed until my mischievous dad pulled the top off the hive behind me. So with me between to rival gangs of bees, do I need to explain anymore. I ran, my dad was bent over red in face, laughing so hard! I never will forget that!

    1. That would be something you would never forget! Did you ever work bees again?

  2. Dang, I'm not sure I would want to work the bees either if I had to keep an EpiPen handy!

  3. The last time I got stung by a wasp it went all the way up my arm and stopped just before my neck. An EpiPen is a good thing to have around!

  4. You're a brave woman! I envy anyone who has the nerve to keep bees!

  5. Oh my goodness. With that kind of reaction I'd say you're very brave to keep bees! Hopefully you'll never need it.

  6. Thank you all. Working with bees is so fascinating. It's also very rewarding when they do what you want them to do. I would hate to have to give it up.