posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 09:11 AM
Originally posted by Druid42
...Mind you it only takes 160 bee stings at once to override your nervous system and for you to go into cardiac arrest, bee venom is very toxic in
large doses. You die. Bees are nothing to fool around with.
Great piece Druid42
I'm sure all kinds of factors may come into play on the quote statement...but:
When my son had just turned 2...we were visiting my uncle and his close friend. They lived in separate houses on the same rural property outside
The friend had at least two hives.
My son was dressed in shorts, a t-shirt, cowboy boots, had a holster for his toy pistol...and, I guess, was trying to re-enact some cartoon drama. I
was at work... The women-folk (*!) were tending to other things (to include his newborn baby brother)...and he was "outside playing". I'm sure
cowboy boots and pistols made him feel invincible...not counting the fact that he'd never been around a hive before... But - he "kicked" one of the
hives, and found his cowboy boots and pistols were no match.
By the time I got home, he was already on his return trip from the hospital. They said his mouth and nostrils and ears were "full of" (stuffed
with) honey bees. On the right side of his face and neck, I counted more than 200 stings. He had well over a thousand more stings on his torso. I
stopped counting, then. Just extremely relieved and grateful that he survived.
As an aside -- It's interesting, to me, that these "women" (and even a few children), who would normally stay as far from bees as possible...threw
caution to the wind, when they saw him covered in bees...and even stuck their fingers in his mouth and throat to dig out the bees. Only a couple of
them were stung (and only one or two stings, at most) in the process.