Hornets, bees, wasps, and yellow jackets. Ouch! If you are allergic to
bee stings, be sure to bring medication and have people around you who know
how to administer it.
They like black, red, and blue colors -- avoid wearing these
colors. They like fruit, red meat, sodas, and food packed in heavy
syrup. If stung, scrape the stinger out with your fingernail --
don't try to grab it and pull it out, as this will just make it
worse. Benzocaine will numb the site. An antihistamine will alleviate
swelling and itching. If an allergic reaction occurs, use epinephrine.
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