This is one of the worst years in a long time for bee and wasps stings in New York State. You might have seen more wasps or bees than normal the past couple of weeks and that is normal for this time of the year. Most are trying to bulk up and "carb up" for winter.

Why are bees so aggressive in the Fall?

Some experts say that bees and wasps are more aggressive and that is why you hear so many more reports of people being stung by bees and wasps. As the summer months go on, the reproduce so there are more of them in addition to the food sources become more sparse as we get closer to the colder months.

Is there a home remedy for bee stings? What can help stop the stinging of bee stings?

Mix 1/4 of a cup of aluminum-free baking soda with 1 to 2 teaspoons of water together, and then apply the paste to the area that was stung. Reapply every 15 minutes or so. It's believed that baking soda can help neutralize the acidity of the sting and mitigate inflammation", according to Children's Hospital.

What should you do to stop the itching a bee sting or a wasp sting?

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