What to do when a bee is flying around you?

If you’re like me, you’re afraid of all the creepy crawlies outside as well as the flying insects and bugs.

I grew up in a major city, where we 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 new bugs when I moved out of the city. I now live in a more rural area, where we have tons of trees and of course, where there are trees and flowers, you’ll find lots of pollinators. At first, it was hard for me to function, as I had no idea what to do when a bee was flying around me. I would always dread the Spring because that’s 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 neighbor 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 Sherry mentioned that to me because I had no idea 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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