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Happenings in the insect world
by Jim
on June 12, 2021 at 1:08 PM
I had a severe covid infection. I am 9 weeks post-COVID and inspected hives today. Was stung about 6 times. Never before allergic to bee stings. Had major reaction. All lymph nodes in both armpits, both groin areas and both sides of the neck swelled and itched. Throat swelled but did not obstruct airway possibly due to the double dose of Benadryl i took. And both hands and feet itched like mad! Never before in 10 years of beekeeping have I had this reaction.
by Michelle Botkin
on August 25, 2022 at 9:15 PM
I had an anaphylactic response to a sting Monday for the first time. Two days later found out I was positive for Covid. I had one vaccine in Nov. 2021. Beekeeper for 5 years. I believe the reaction was because of Covid and the response from the vaccine.
by Jennifer Falvey
on September 25, 2022 at 2:10 PM
I had an unprecedented allergic reaction to a bee sting 10 weeks after having a severe case of COVID. I have never had more than a little redness and swelling at the site of the bite. I had hives, swollen lymph nodes, esophageal spasms, and violent GI reactions. Two days later, my joints are still swollen.
by Beekeeper Dave
on April 28, 2023 at 4:22 PM
My wife was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2022. She received a bee sting the day after diagnosis and had a severe allergic reaction: skin hives, swelling, and difficulty breathing. We called 911 and the EMTs/firefighters gave her an epinephrine IV and sent her to the ER. (We now have epi-pens).  
Wind the clock forward to today: she was stung in the neck, this time no allergic reaction (fortunately!).  
Perhaps COVID-19 affects bee sting reaction...
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