Bee Safety

Bee Safety
Posted on 04/02/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Bee SafetyThe weather is changing and it is beautiful outside. You know who else enjoys this time of year? BEES!

The trees are blooming, which means that the bees are visiting our campus and pollinating. Please be aware of them when children are playing outdoors. Do not disturb their work. Please avoid areas (trees and bushes) where bees seem to gather. If you notice a bee hive or swarming bees, please contact me or the front desk immediately.

If you get stung by a honeybee, immediately remove the stinger by scraping the area with a fingernail, credit card or other sharp-edged tool (the honeybee's stinger has little hooks on it to keep it in your skin!).

Avoid using tweezers, since squeezing the stinger can actually pump more irritating venom (poison from the attached venom sac at the end of the stinger) into the skin.

Get the stinger out as quickly as possible to lessen the amount of venom that gets into the skin and to lessen the reaction, which usually includes swelling, redness, pain and itch. Wash with soap and water and apply ice to reduce the swelling.

The swelling will go away if the area is left alone - so don't scratch it!

Bee Safe out there!

For more information, visit KidsHealth.
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