I saw this article from National Geographic, and had to re-post it for everyone's delight and amazement. I'm also posting two links from the article, that are also a good read. So as you check your hives in the coming (eventual) warm weather, zip up!
So, why would you intentionally have bees sting you? Why, to measure the relative painfulness of the sting vis-a-vis your particular body part.
And the accompanying article relates, this young lad decided to find out which parts were most sensitive. No REAL surprises, but some interesting results.This is a quick and fun read, especially if you've had some surprising stings yourself over the years. Be sure to click through to the links on the article.
Just to be fair, I'm posting "My Most Embarrassing Sting" to encourage you to share your story in our comments section.
Until next time, which won't be that far away, and when I'll report on how my bees did over the winter, keep 'em flying!