By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Published: May 15, 2021

How To Survive A Bee Attack

How To Survive A Bee Attack - For some people, an attack can be fatal, especially if they have allergies. Most adults can survive about 200 to 400 bee stings. However, it’s hard to survive a swarm of them that can sting you multiple times in just a few short moments.

The first thing on how to survive a bee attack is understanding why it happens. They are defending their home territory, and the best thing you can do is leave the area immediately. Get far away from the nest.

The bees will continue chasing you, but the key is to run as fast as you can away from them, and to keep running until they stop chasing you. European honeybees will typically only chase you about 200 yards, but the so-called Killer Africanized Bees will chase for up to half of a mile.

Most of the damage done by bees when they attack occurs when they affect the respiratory system by stinging in and around your mouth and nose. Cover these areas, as well as your eyes, leaving only as much room as you need to breath. You will cut down on the likelihood that the attack will send you into shock or cause respiratory damage.

As soon as you get to safety, get the stingers out. You can do this by horizontally scraping the top of them to remove them without releasing more venom. But the truth is, if you’ve been stung a hundred or more times, it doesn’t matter how you remove them.


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