I just went to the beach after visting the market to get a deli sandwich. Oddly enough, I bought some raw honey because I was out and thought, "why not?" I took that with me in my beach bag. Well, wouldn't you know it, I lay down on my towel, took a bite out of my sandwich, and got stung by a bee. I knew there wasn't much I could do, so I thought I would just stick it out. After a little while it started to burn, and it occurred to me to use THE HONEY! "Well, if the bees make it, I'm sure it works on their own venom" I thought. I dabbed it on and the pain was quickly gone, and the big white welt around the stinger-point was gone too. Very odd coincidence that I had the honey! Even magical, I would say. The last time I got stung by a bee, a friend heated a butter knife and held it just above the sting-point. The heat "drew out" the venom. It worked, but was certainly not as painless or soothing as lovely, sticky honey. :)
My two year old daughter got stung by a bee at a friends house. I had to think quick on what to use that they would have and knowing honey is a natural antiseptic I applied it to her sting. It took less than a minute for her to stop crying and wanting to play again. It worked amazingly. The honey was not organic or raw just store brand. Although at my house we use all organic raw honey which is great. We use it as a face wash and I love it for my Acne prone skin.
Bee Sting Remedies: Being English, this was my first inclination. So when checking this site I was pleased to see it listed. Following the instructions exactly, it really did work in 5mins. on a gentleman of 72 yrs of age and I felt very comfortable using it on a senior. Thanks Anne...
P.S. a dab and cover with a badaid. I barely put a little Honey on the tip of my finger, smeared it, then applied it to the yellowjacket sting, which was on the ear and quite a few hours old.
I have found that nothing works better for me for a bee sting than pure raw honey. Just dab a little bit on the sting and cover with a bandaid. The enzymes in the honey neutralize the bee venom and the pain from the sting will subside within 1-5 minutes. No lie! It also helps to draw out the stinger. Works for wasp and hornet stings as well.