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Re: OT: weather and bees

From: "S&C Rust" <srust@fidnet.com>

Christy, thank you for the education about honeybees and the different types
of honey they make.  I am, unfortunately, quite allergic to bumblebee stings
(I don't know if this extends to honeybees; would you?) but have never been
stung in the garden.  I was stung repeatedly on the ankle one summer in the
horse barn (they had a nest in the ground of the hayroom that I was unaware
of) and by time we got to the horse show, my leg was very swollen and I was
almost passing out.  (We only made one class)  I had to have crutches for a
week afterwards, which is difficult when training horses for a living!  So,
I am careful around bees, but they seem to take no notice of me in the
garden.  They seem quite placid there.  Of course, I am careful not to step
on or very near them.  They do like the iris here, but there are also
hollyhocks near, which they adore.

Cindy Rust, Missouri

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