From a beekeeper who’s never been stung by bees (only wasps).
“We’re taught strategies to avoid attracting their attention. Some of them may help reduce the amount you’re bothered:
1. Wearing neutral/light colors is less likely to attract attention. If you are wearing bright/neon colors, they may mistake you for a very large flower and come over to investigate.
2. Using cologne/perfume/scented products or not showering frequently gives you too much smell, and they’ll come over to investigate. Bees especially love floral-note perfumes (huge surprise). Not wearing scents and showering frequently are good ways to avoid their radar.
3. Bees (not wasps, there is nothing you can really do about wasps because they’re predatory) will always warn you before they sting, unless you are crushing them with your body. They warn by headbutting. If a bee is bonking into you, it is not confused, it is giving you a warning to run away. If you do not heed the warning, it will then attempt to defend its family.
4. Bees only sting when they are threatened—either their hive, or their person. Therefore flailing around screaming “GET AWAY GET AWAY” is a guaranteed way to get stung, as an animal 8 bajillion times your size mimicking a Ninja blender is, indeed, threatening. If a bee is investigating you or lands on you, the best thing to do is to stand still or continue going about your business in a non-spastic manner until it leaves.
5. Bees are curious. Carpenter bees and bumble bees are especially notorious for just wanting to check things out. Unfortunately, their favored method of trying to figure out what kind of creature you are is hovering at face-level approximately 5 inches away from your nose and zipping a few inches from side to side until they are satisfied. My dog bites them in half. If you are not as fast as my dog, you may want to follow the instructions in Step 4.
6. Flowers are usually easier to come by than water. Therefore, in the summer heat, bees may frequent pools, picnic beverages, or come after your sweat. Sure it’s gross, but it’s better than dying of dehydration. You can prevent this by leaving a hose dripping, watering a bed of flowers, or upending a jar of water with holes punched in the lid in some out-of-the-way location and refilling it often. Then they will gather their water from those sources rather than coming near people as an act of desperation.
7. The sting of a bee acts as a pheromonal “target” for other bees of the same hive, to help them coordinate their attacks. If you are stung by one bee, while leaving the area make sure to scrape out the stinger. This will help remove the “target” which will attract further stings.
8. If you are being stung by multiple bees, do not jump into a pond or other body of water like you see in the movies. The bees will wait. They will usually wait longer than you can hold your breath. The best thing to do is run. Bees will not pursue after about 1/4 mile, and will return to their hive. Putting a relatively short distance between you and them is the quickest and most effective way to escape.
9. Lots of bees nest in the ground, in holes that are difficult to detect even if you know how to identify them. If a bee is stinging you for “no apparent reason”, odds are that you have just collapsed its home and are continuing to dance gleefully atop it. Please move a few yards over, and it will return to freeing its entombed family (priority 1) when it decides the immediate source of damage is gone from the area (priority 0).
10. If it’s actually wasps that have been getting you, not bees (a bee will die after it stings and leave the stinger embedded in your flesh, a wasp will fly away unharmed, come back, sting you again, and laugh evilly), then please do not claim you’ve been stung by bees. People who have not properly identified the yellow and black flying things stinging them make other people nervous about responsible beekeepers in their area, which is super lame.”
So for a long time I have been playing games, was really addicted at the age of 14-15ish, if the house was empty I would turn down friends just because I could play Halo all day without my parents stopping me. I then started college on the condition that I finish my GCSE’s within a month (I was home schooled and slightly behind on my work, mainly because I played to much “Metin” when I should be working. I actually reached the top 25 in the world on that game). The task of doing my GCSE’s and college was completely doable but I played to much xbox and didn’t reach the goal so I had to leave college finish my GCSE’s then restart the next year. When I did finish my GCSE’s I basically had a mini gap year that I spent playing “COD”, when I did get back to college I took it very casually and didn’t revise or do any coursework for the entire year.. because I was trying to play the same amount of Halo, COD, Metin and others as I had in my mini gap year. The last month of college I didnt play so much for a while and actually did the year of coursework I hadn’t done and ended with some decent grades. The next year I did kinda the same but had moved on PC games like LoL, SC2 and all the xbox games going + a lot of films and TVshows, I never played WoW as I knew it would be the end of me. I guess what im trying to say is computer games are a waste of time.
I would like to think at this point I had realized the effect computers had on my life but just hadn’t done anything about it until this last week where I went away with 7 friends to the French alps, I still brought my laptop but the net there was like worse than dial up but still sat on it for a while and then later that day I was challenged by a great friend not to go on the computer for 24hrs which I completed and it felt pretty good, I didn’t stop using the computer and only used it for email and the occasional facebook. We did a lot of outside sports and stuff that week which I love and I only really played Plants Vs Zombies on a friends iPhone the rest of the week as my computer usage. Got back last night and sat down at my computer as I normally do, it was different this time though as when my college mates called me on skype for a game of LoL I didn’t really want to play and quit, I then went to play SC2 logged in but never played. I then started a game of Civ5 but quit that too as I got bored, ended up not playing anything all night and just went to sleep to some “Fringe” got up this morning went through all my normal internet sites played one game of LoL but found it a bit lame. I was also challenged by my youth leader a month ago to take my computer out of my room. My xbox is downstairs already and im only now seriously considering taking my computer down too, and then going outside even though im in cold england and then maybe read some of my bible which I haven’t done in a very long time.
So I guess its adious to wasted time playing games which have only ever made me fake on-line friends and given me the ability to destroy any real life friend at any game, bye to constantly checking my rss feeds and the rest of that lot and hello to my new scheme which is 1 tvshow episode a day, films only with friends, games only after doing some physical work that reaches at least a 1-1 time ratio. Also hello to Piano lessons (just booked my first one that I have wanted to do for ages), also starting a 8am wakeup whatever for a run and a run on Saturdays with my dad, I am also thinking of joining a martial arts class.
TLDR - Goodbye addiction, Hello exercise and real life stuff.
FYI im about to unplug my pc and move it downstairs, pretty excited tbh
It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
This verse is something that I have had stuck up on my wall for a while, and originally helped me read more often. Haven’t been reading my bible to much recently and saw this yesterday and it has really made me want to read more and hopefully will inspire you too.
Just checking the site out atmo, going to start chucking up some videos and pictures of anything I create or any info that I find interesting and think someone else might like.
Watch this space.