August 12th, 2011
Relief for Sharkey's Bee Stings
Posted by Sharkey
You probably all know by now that Martha keeps honeybees and Franny and I are on pretty good terms with those little creatures. If you respect honeybees and let them go about their business, they won’t bother you. Well, I had an unfortunate experience the other day, with what I thought were honeybees, and now I wish I had kept my distance.
1 Sharkey, why are you looking so sad and miserable?
2 Take a look at my back. Do you see those bumps? I was stung by nasty bees!
3 Now I'm itchy and sore! I just wish I could feel better!
4 I just wanted to make friends with the bees! They didn't have to be so mean.
5 Don't worry, Sharkey. I have an idea that just may help you.
6 Follow me into the woods!
7 Over here! It's a whole patch of jewelweed! On Martha's blog yesterday, she explained how it neutralizes poison ivy and poison oak. Guess what? It's also great for bee stings!
8 Jewelweed? You mean these pretty little orange flowers can do all that?
9 Not the flowers, Sharkey, but the juice inside the jewelweed plant. It's a natural remedy for insect bites. It'll help soothe your back and reduce the swelling. I'll just massage it in.
10 Thank you, dear Franny! I really do feel so much better. You're a real pal!
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