I am glad my friend Sherry mentioned that to me because I had no clue that I was more at risk by swatting at the bee.
If you’re the same as me, you’re afraid of all the creepy crawlies outside, along with all of the flying insects and bugs.
I grew up in a major city, where the people I was with and I didn’t have a whole lot of trees, and although bugs were in the city, we didn’t see them as you would in a rural area. So I wasn’t used to being around bugs, in fact, I encountered many bugs when I moved out of the city. I now live in a more rural area, where we have tons of trees, and where there are trees and flowers, you’ll find lots of pollinators. At first, it was tough for me to function, as I had no idea what to do when a bee was flying around me. I would constantly dread the springtime because that was when the bees would find their way into my yard. Of course, not knowing any better, my response was to swat the bees away. One weekend, my friend Sherry saw me in my yard, swatting at a bee. After the bee flew away, she walked over and told me that it was best to just walk in a straight line and not swat at them. According to Sherry, the bees viewed swatting at them as a threat, and once a bee feels threatened they will more than likely sting as a means of defense. I am glad my friend Sherry mentioned that to me because I had no clue that I was more at risk by swatting at the bee. Ever since then, I have remained calm when a bee flies around me and this strategy seems to work better, and the best part is, I have yet to be stung.
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