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Old 07-17-2014, 10:39 AM   #11
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You're right, TL. I actually haven't been able to use it. I've got 4 epi-pens and have 20 minutes to hit my thigh (blue to the thigh, orange to the sky). The problem is that my hands seize up when I go into Anaphylaxis--doesn't matter how big the darned pen is, I couldn't direct it/hold it if I wanted to do so. Fortunately, I haven't been alone when I've gone into anaphylaxis. Luckily, the first sign is I turn bright red (but now at my age, that is not necessarily a sign of anaphylaxis...) and I carry benedryl with me, but ... I still want to raise honey bees!
If you are going to be stubborn (oh how well I know that word!) and go ahead with this project, just make sure you have someone with you every time to have to service the hive.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #12
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I would not be tending the bees and the hives (houses, dressers?) would be on the back 40. I'm still investigating how secure those bee suits are...
The gentleman in the film, mentioned that he got stung four times the day before and he was fully protected. I wouldn't want to be depending alone on elastic at the critical entry points.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:18 AM   #13
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You're right, TL. I actually haven't been able to use it. I've got 4 epi-pens and have 20 minutes to hit my thigh (blue to the thigh, orange to the sky). The problem is that my hands seize up when I go into Anaphylaxis--doesn't matter how big the darned pen is, I couldn't direct it/hold it if I wanted to do so. Fortunately, I haven't been alone when I've gone into anaphylaxis. Luckily, the first sign is I turn bright red (but now at my age, that is not necessarily a sign of anaphylaxis...) and I carry benedryl with me, but ... I still want to raise honey bees!
So let's look at this scenario again, shall we ? You're in the beekeeping suit, and a bee (or more than one) gets in somehow and stings you. You turn red. Can you, or anyone else, see that through the mask? Your hands seize up. Where is the pen? Can you pick it up with the gloves on? Can you use it with seized-up hands and gloves on? If you take the gloves off, you might get stung more. And you say you haven't been able to use the pen heretofore.

I'm not liking this idea.
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Shaking my head in disbelief.
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^^^ What they said.

:sigh: CWS, don't do it! Way too dangerous. Take your Ritalin.
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Shaking my head in disbelief.
The whole idea is very worrisome to all of your friends here along with your other friends in your life. Please rethink this idea. Not a good one at all. We do love you. And who would take care of the Girls if you got stung?
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If you are going to be stubborn (oh how well I know that word!) and go ahead with this project, just make sure you have someone with you every time to have to service the hive.
Actually, I think it is orange to the thigh, blue to the sky.
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Actually, I think it is orange to the thigh, blue to the sky.
I was just wondering about that. I have a lot of trouble remembering binaries like that. My guess (GUESS!) is that it's blue to the sky, since the sky is usually blue rather than orange.
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Actually, I think it is orange to the thigh, blue to the sky.

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