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How do you react to bee stings?

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How do you react to bee stings?

This will be my second year as a beekeeper. And I'm curious. How does your body react to bee stings?

In my case it's painful at first, like a bad splinter, but that quickly goes away. There is not much swelling, it's possibly even smaller than a mosquito bite. There is a terrible itching though, and the itching lasts for around 2 weeks.

I'm just wondering if everyone else has the same reaction. I'm assuming that not everyone reacts the same way, and I suppose it's possible that bee venom is different for different genetic lineages as well.

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