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DD just been stung by a bumblebee

(35 Posts)
HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 10:46:57

It was on the rug and she must have stood on it. I've trapped it under a jar and put some jam in for it. I think it may have damaged its leg. It's pouring with rain here so I'm not sure what to do with it.

Any advice on how to treat DD as well?

deakymom Sat 07-Jun-14 10:56:29

pop him outside under the hedge he will be fine

your dd will itch so piriton if you have it and calpol if it hurts

Galactus Sat 07-Jun-14 10:58:03

Don't bees die once they sting someone?

whereisthewitch Sat 07-Jun-14 10:59:16

Bees die when they sting...that's why they only do it as a last resort unlike bastard wasps who do it out of badness!

FuckyNell Sat 07-Jun-14 11:00:52

All his little bee friends will come and take him to bee hospital if you leave him in a safe place outside smile

mousmous Sat 07-Jun-14 11:04:39

bumble bee will die. it has a hook on it's sting that will pull out it's inside when it pulls away from the stingee.

TheTravellingLemon Sat 07-Jun-14 11:05:56

Honey bees die, bumblebees don't.l

DontPutMeDownForCardio Sat 07-Jun-14 11:07:25

You're lovely op. Never met anyone who is concerned about a bee that stings someone.hope the bee and dd are ok.

TheTravellingLemon Sat 07-Jun-14 11:07:33
HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 11:09:13

Yes, bumblebees don't die when they sting - that's honeybees. She's perked up now she's had some jam. No hedges in my yard garden. It's all concrete with a strip of grass.

Dd is ok now and has made the bee a get well soon card grin.

MissPennySweet Sat 07-Jun-14 11:10:07

If it's a bee it will die anyway if it's stung her.

HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 11:12:03

Here is Rosie as named by DD grin.

It wasn't the bee's fault - DD did stand on it. I need to release it outside but it's so wet, I don't think it will be happy.

HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 11:13:41

Sorry, here is Rosie.

dingit Sat 07-Jun-14 11:14:35

Bees go to waspital, not hospital grin

NormHonal Sat 07-Jun-14 11:15:16

I got stung by a bumblebee and it doesn't hurt too much, a bit of cream and I was fine. The bumblebee also lived.

Rowboat Sat 07-Jun-14 11:16:55

Wow! You and your daughter are wonderful. smile

HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 11:19:07

I once sat on a bee when I was about 10. It really and I howled. I've been wasp/bee phobic ever since but not as bad around bumblebees.

I don't want DD to become phobic. She's only 3 but she knows she's hurt the bee and feels bad grin.

grin at waspital!

Allalonenow Sat 07-Jun-14 11:19:26

They go to A&B - Accident and Beemergency

HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 11:19:27

Really hurt.

FuckyNell Sat 07-Jun-14 11:21:46


I love how your treatment for them both was jam grin

HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 12:05:09


So what should I do with Rosie? Still raining here. I think her treatment is nearly over at A&B although she's still eating her jam.

Lanabelle Sat 07-Jun-14 12:08:50

treat dd with bicarbonate of soda and just put the bee out.

Bicarb for Bees
Vinegar for wasps

HateFuelledHangover Sat 07-Jun-14 12:09:39

DD is absolutely fine now thankfully.

Will the bumblebee be ok in the rain?

spiderlight Sat 07-Jun-14 12:13:44

A get well card?! <melts> You both sound utterly lovely! Glad your DD is OK.

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