I have often found
Mem’ries given way to stress
Relief I still there find
Each year when spring starts, I receive a reminder to make sure my dog knows not to eat any bees or to be on the lookout in case he does and needs any medical attention. Even though I live on a farm, I find I haven’t ever needed to worry about Vincent eating any bees. We keep bees and when he was still a pup (though he was almost full grown at that point), he followed my sister when she went to check on the hive once it had become warm enough to safely open it.
My sister had no idea he was with her, or she would have made certain he wasn’t there when she opened the hive.
I was with the chickens and ducks with my nephew and niece because we were clipping their wings when my dog came barreling around the gate trying to get the bees out of his fur. We dropped the birds and immediately helped him. He had a few stings, but was otherwise fine and the baking soda/water mixture I use worked just fine for him. It was a while before he’d walk over by the house on that side.
He does try to eat other bugs, but I’ve never had any problems with him and bees since then.
The same cannot be said for my eldest nephew’s cat, Little Brother…