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--- Quote from: Javin on October 31, 2012, 03:02:24 pm ---On this note, I think it's important to point out that as few as 1 in 100 people are allergic to some form of wasp (or hornet) sting, while only 1 in 10,000 are allergic to bee venom.  For centuries, bee stings have been used to build an immunity to hornet stings.

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Is there a source for this statistic?


If you are actively keeping bees and are not sure of your sensitivity,I would hate to find I am a statistic. Even though you may not be sensitive now,you could become sensitive in time.And the risk is multiplied if you open a hot hive and get stung repeatedly. I'll err on the side of caution since I am in a rural area.

I know this is an old thread but thought I'd ad my .02 worth. Never seen it needed or used, got one anyway .... in case.

I never thought of getting a pen because I always wear a FULL bee suit.  That is until last August when I didnt quite get a zipper all the way closed.  It is amazing just how fast five bees can get inside such a small hole and sting you.  Anyways, thanks for all the comments AND warnings/precautions.


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