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Getting stung on purpose to prevent allergy

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Getting stung on purpose to prevent allergy

Does anyone sting themselves in a controlled manner on purpose to prevent allergy development?

I got my second sting in about a year today. I have read that this rate of getting stung can promote an allergy, and a higher rate is recommended. I have no history of bee allergy or even large local swelling. Given my lack of current allergy and desire to keep it that way, it seems I could simply catch a forager once per week and hold it to my arm until it stings.

I understand this plan has risks, but so does opening up a hive, which I already do. What do you think?

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