bee stings

  • Surviving Summer

    Bee stings: Scrape out the stinger quickly, using a fingernail or even a credit card. Don’t squeeze the wound; that can release more venom. Wash with soap and water, and apply a thick paste of baking soda and water to neutralize the acidic venom. See a doctor for multiple stings or allergic reactions.

    Natural first aid for this season's signature ailments
    By Jayme Otto
  • The Buzz on Bee Therapy

    Kathleen Miller, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, opened the bee box and with long-handled tweezers, removed a buzzing bee. She softly pressed its hind end on her knee. The bee stung her. At the time, says Miller, “I thought, This is wacko—plus, I’m killing an animal I love. What am I doing?”

    From arthritis to chingles, honeybees give the sting that heals.
    By Kristin Bjornsen