Joined: Jul 28, 2011
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
I was demolishing a chimney in a tight attic space when my prybar accidentally split a hive twice that size. I immediately received 50 to 75 stings from paper wasps.
I pulled my jacket over my head and laid low for 2 min. and then made a run for it as they pursued. The neighbor of this property which I was working at was allergic and had an EpiPen for such occasions. They made some coffee and we waited to see if I would have an adverse reaction to so many stings. My heart rate went up a bit but an hour later it became clear that I was fine.
Laying facedown in insulation waiting for something like that to pass causes one to examine the merits of this line of work.
Developing property as Green Building and Organic Methods destination and Learning Center. Owner of Victoria Camping Bus-Charters, Permaculture events... ,16 yrs building recycling 15,000 tons. Primary interests---Mechanized Green Building-Best Practices Development, Aquaponics-Commercially Viable and Visually Pleasing Architectural Integration Advanced Rocket Stove Development