The honey bee is native to the tropics of Southeast Asia, but was spread all across the planet by humans. It forms enduring states, consisting of a queen, about 30,000 to 70,000 workers and up to 1,000 drones.
The relationship of bees to flowering is much more intimate than with any other insect group. Because, in the same way as the bees have adjusted their lifecycle, their diet and their body to the flowering plants, these have largely adjusted themselves to their steady and loyal pollinators.
Man has an ambivalent relationship to the bees because - despite their stinger - they produce the sticky-sweet sandwich spread and the fragrant wax for hand-rolled candles.
Bees are pure vegetarians! - They only have their stinger for self-defense purposes. He is barbed and remains stuck in the wound after the sting. When the bee flies away, it rips its own stinger including the attached venom gland from the body. As a result: each bee dies after its first sting. The stinger should be removed gently, because the muscular venom gland continues to contract and constantly injects new venom into the victim after its separation from the body of the bee.
Severe systemic reactions to insect stings are not uncommon. Each year about 20 people die due to bee stings in the Federal Republic of Germany. Several hundred patients are exposed to mortal danger every year, and are often only saved at the last moment. There are people who develop an allergy against the toxic substances and then demonstrate shock reactions.
There are four degrees of severity for a general allergic reaction:
slight general reaction:
Nausea, indisposition, anxiety, generalized itching, partially hives
In addition, congestion in the chest and disabled exhalation, strong abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
severe general reaction:
In addition to the aforementioned symptoms dizziness, severe weakness and fear of death occur.
The language is blurred, severe shortness of breath.
Unconsciousness, collapse, blood pressure drop, urine and stool are excreted randomly.
In general, who are older than 30 years of age are more severely impacted. On the one hand this is due to the intensity of the shock-like antigen-antibody reaction, and on the other hand due to the fact that younger people have a more resilient cardiovascular system. 99 percent of the deaths are attributed to an allergic reaction, only every hundredth victim dies due to bee sting poisoning.
Old home remedies for insect bites are:
- rubbing with fresh tomato leaves
- the simple and almost everywhere practiced rubbing with urine
- rubbing the area to be treated with an onion half for 2 minutes
- rubbing the swelling with a halved clove of garlic
- hash and apply a narrowleaf plantain
- crush an aspirin tablet, mix it with saliva and apply to the bite
Ideal - for man and insects - is the NESENSOHN insect protection on windows and doors, which makes the penetration of the insects into the habitat of mankind impossible from the beginning, and keeps them in their natural habitat.