If there is difficulty in breathing or dizziness and nausea, seek
medical advice. If you don’t know if your child is allergic to honeybee
venom, watch for swelling in the throat that might affect breathing.
Mud. (for immediate relief in the yard or away from home)
Baking soda: mix the baking soda with vinegar and apply the thick paste
to the wound.
Apple Cider Vinegar: The raw kind. Spectrum or Braggs are good brands,
available at all health food stores. If bitten or stung, dab apple cider
vinegar as soon as possible on the bite to draw out any poison and to
prevent swelling. Thyme and rosemary infused in the vinegar are
Apply an ice pack or cold compress to sting for at least 15 minutes.
1. Garlic cloves: This one is quite popular and is touted as one of the
best for the pain of a sting. Crush a garlic clove to release the garlic
juices and press it against the sting.
2. Lavender essential oils: Just a drop on the sting site is all you
need. The essential oils in the lavender are supposed to neutralize the
3. Baking soda and water: This one seems to have been around forever,
but it’s a favorite. Mix the baking soda and water to form a thick paste
then slather it onto the skin. Don’t wash it off.
4. Peanut butter: This was a new one for me. Again, people everywhere
seem to find it effective. I’m anxious to try it, I mean, I am; but I’m
not, you know?
5. Plantain (Plantago spp.): Plantain is a common weed that apparently
had medicinal properties when it comes to bee stings. It makes itself at
home almost everywhere, but whether you can find it around your home or
not will depend on how obsessed you are with your yard or garden.
6. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) flowers: Prepare flowers by
crushing enough of them to get a good juice content and apply to sting.
7. Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) leaves: Prepare the leaves the same way as
8. Basil: Using crushed basil leaves is said to be extremely effective
for pain caused by stings.
9. Onion: Cut an onion in half and press the inside of it (the juicy
part) on the sting.
10. Honey: So, how ironic is this? I mean, it seems only fitting that if
the bees have the sting; they also have the cure. Pour some honey on
the affected site.
11. Parsley: I would crush quite a bit of parsley so you could really
get some juice to try this one.
Salt paste on the sting will help to draw out the venom.
A paste of baking soda and water will help with the pain and swelling.
(apply for 30-60 minutes)
Apply vinegar to the site.
Make a paste of meat tenderizer and apply.
Natural Bee Repellants- Taking daily supplements of vitamin B1, Brewer’s
Yeast, Zinc or Garlic (odorless garlic) will reduce your chances of