Bee stings cause serious consequences, even death, but just like that they do not attack
Russian soldiers can’t even handle bees / Photo: Pixabay, Collage: Today
While the United States promises Ukraine weapons of the future, nature itself is fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. A few days ago, information appeared that in the Kherson region, a detachment of Russian invaders had been bitten by bees, as a result of which 28 people were injured, three of them died.
Most bees do not attack for no reason, it may be a defensive reaction to an invasion of their territory. Probably Russian soldiers went to rob the hive in search of food.but stumbled upon a response from insects.
By the way, the Daily Star notes that this is the second time that nature has helped to suppress the Russian invasion of Ukraine, since earlier wild geese were blamed for the fall of a military plane into a swamp. There is no official confirmation of this.
Why bee stings are deadly
Bee sting venom is deadly because it is made up of proteinswhich act on skin cells and trigger the immune system, resulting in very large swelling at the site of the bite or the entire body.
The main chemical responsible for this is melittin.which stimulates the nerve endings of pain receptors in the skin, resulting in an unpleasant sensation that starts with a sharp pain and lasts for a couple of minutes.
Symptoms of bee stings may include swelling of the throat, lips, tongue, and mouth. It can also cause a rapid heartbeat, a sudden drop in blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and collapse.
In addition, bee stings irritate the skin, hence itching, swelling and pain. It can also cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
Many survive a bee sting, but this can be fatal if you are allergic to bee venom. Bee stings can cause anaphylaxis, a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur within seconds or minutes of contact, according to a sciencetimes.com article.
How to survive a bee sting
The instruction is not for Russian soldiers! The sting of the honey bee usually remains in the skin, so it must be removed immediatelybecause the venom continues to flow from it into the skin for about 45–60 seconds after being bitten.
Then rinse the area and apply a cold compress to relieve the pain. A special remedy or antihistamine cream may also help. But it is best to seek medical attention immediatelyif the bite fell on the neck or mouth area.