There are some important differences among the stinging
nettles can be challenging to encounter.
To investigate, the collaborators isolated the molecular component of olive oil responsible for the stinging
sensation, which they named oleocanthal.
INSECTS Wasps -including yellow jackets, baldfaced hornets and paper wasps - and bees sting to defend themselves or their colony.
If the mound is disturbed, thousands of ants will rush to its defense, stinging
a person or animal hundreds of times.
Of the six `stinging
tree' species known in Australia, only two are actually trees: the southern giant stinging
tree (Dendrocnide excelsa) and the northern shiny-leaf stinging
This study suggests that late summer and early autumn may be the most important period of the year for being vigilant about stinging
With the start of summer comes the appearance of common stinging
insects, such as bees, wasps, hornets and yellowjackets, and the various related health risks that range from irritating but relatively harmless stings to the threat of serious allergic reaction.
Insect repellents are not effective against stinging
insects such as bees.
In response to any perceived threat, the bees can swarm out of the colony and attack, stinging
in large numbers.
Bee geneticists speculate that a relatively small number of genes drives Africanized honeybees to their stinging
National Pest Management Association urges caution around stinging
insects during their most active season
Ventura bee keeper Bill Weinerth agreed that yellowjackets are less aggressive with humans than some stinging
insects, but said that unlike honey bees, they have barbless stingers, which means they can sting repeatedly.
We are accustomed to childhood encounters with Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, yellow jackets, homets, stinging
ants) as a natural consequence of children's curiosity and energetic exploration of their worlds.
device, however, doesn't deliver venom by compression alone.