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Bee Sting Remedies And Bee Identifier

Have you ever gotten stung and needed something to help with the pain and discomfort? Usually stings are accompanied by redness, swelling and even itchiness. Some people are even allergic and can got into anaphylactic shock which is deadly without immediate emergency care.

See if you can identify the bee that stung you.

*Your first aim of action is to make sure the stinger is removed.*
    To learn more on this watch this video.

Here are some home remedies with things you probably have just laying around the house.

* Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water or baking soda and water the apply to sting.
* Sprinkle generously with baking soda then drizzle some drops of vinegar to make soda fizz, leave on skin    till pain is gone.
* Cover with a dot of mustard.                                                      
* Cover with honey and reapply as needed for pain.
* Dab with generous amount of toothpaste and leave on sting.
* Soak in Epsom salt and water or make a paste with it.
* Slathe…

Homemade Wasp Killer (Spray)

Are you tired of buying expensive Wasp and Yellow Jacket spray? I can help you save a few bucks and at the same time kill these pest. A few years back I started removing honeybees from homes and other buildings. Not long after I had a few people ask if I could take care of the bad bees (Wasp, Yellow Jackets, Hornets). I have never considered this before with the honeybees I was working to gain the colony of bees. But why not take on killing wasp? I wanted to find a simple way to do this and something that would not bother kids or pets. So believe it or not I found out that soapy water would suffocate the wasp if they were covered with it. That's right just regular dish soap and water. Wasp breath through their skin. Covering them with soapy water suffocates them.

So I went and purchased a one gallon pump up sprayer to mix the soapy water in. These sprayers can help to keep you out of harms way. When adjusted correctly they can shot a 6-10 foot stream. Wasp drop like dead flies af…

Buying Used Bee Equipment

Buying used bee equipment can save you a lot of money. But some used equipment can be dangerous to use if your not sure what to look for. The killer here is disease. Some equipment can be safe to use without worry.

Usually when you get the chance to purchase used equipment it's because someone is getting out of keeping bees. This should naturally send off red flags. Why are they selling their stuff? Has disease wiped them out? Is it the beekeepers health? Did they use strong chemicals in there equipment?

Don't be afraid to ask

A lot of these questions can probably be answered by the person selling stuff. But it's good to go into the barter knowing what to look for. The major disease to look for would be foulbrood. Foulbrood is the most wide spread bee disease. It is a spore that infects the larva at a young age eventually spreading and killing the colony. To learn more about the two types of foulbrood (American/European) Click here.

To avoid purchasing this equipment there are…