by the end of the day I was stung BEFORE the day I almost died
by the end of the second day after the sting above
comparing stings - similar sting on the other arm a little later than the one above
this comparison is for stings that happened a time before the time I almost died
both instances in April 2012
So, I didn't take pictures of the stings and swelling I endured most recently. I was stung at least 8 times. Probably more like 10. A couple on my back, arms, leg, hands... thank goodness for veils! There were a number of bees trying to get at my face, for sure.
Apparently, I'm quite allergic to bee stings. So, after the last fiasco, I purchased a bee suit on the cheap. Hopefully I won't faint from overheating! It's a neoprene thing and you're supposed to check on bees in the hottest part of the day. Yeah, not a good combo... but hopefully better than the stings. Unfortunately, I will also be wearing boots and full gloves. I was so hoping to be able to right in there with the hive. But nope. Not for me, I suppose.
the above photos are from April 2012