Note to Self: Wear Gloves!

This post from May 10th got lost in the draft bin but I thought it was useful so here it is!

Sorry for the delay in posts.  My truck has a new battery, my new swarm has a new hive box and home and are very happy.  In the process of relocating the bees to the stand at 10:30 p.m., I noticed some leaves had blown around the legs of the stand.  I reached down and swept them away and as I did so I thought to self, self you really should be wearing gloves for this, it’s awfully dark.  Ouch!  Was that a stick that poked me? 

No it wasn’t a stick, my biology friend went through the entomology of insects with me and determined I had been bitten by a Jumping Spider, technically non-venomous.  Side effects included a right hand the size of a boxing glove, headaches, muscle pain, nausea and last blackish swollen feet.

I did not have a bull’s eye wound, no oozing, no tracing and the swelling went down nicely.  I guess I should count myself lucky that it wasn’t something really nasty.  Still a little bloaty but all the other symptoms are gone, gone, gone.

Did you ever do something and as you were doing it thought to yourself, I shouldn’t be doing this?

More time to read!

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