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  Topic: bees and weather help please asap
1abee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:35 pm   Subject: bees and weather help please asap
Hi Mike,
12 hours in total with each sting 6 hours swelling after the pain would kick in, this was with the first 4 or 5 stings which happened over a year not all at once and only if near a joint (f ...
  Topic: bees and weather help please asap
1abee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:09 am   Subject: bees and weather help please asap
I am a little a shamed to admit it, but I wasted 4 years
I got stung 4 or 5 times and what I when through, I thought was normal.
swell for 6 hours to the minuet
dead on 6 hours the pain kicks in, ...
  Topic: bees and weather help please asap
1abee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:42 am   Subject: bees and weather help please asap
Morning guys,
Barbara, they came form here but the guy that sold the hives is Hungarian and used his hives, he then got nationals and built it up from there, he wants to go home hence why he sold hi ...
  Topic: bees and weather help please asap
1abee

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:13 pm   Subject: bees and weather help please asap
Thanks Barbara,
from 1abee and me, Maxine yay I'm home xx Very Happy
 
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