Being aware of the hazards through better understanding exposure risks and knowing how to treat a sting is important for everyone. For most people, a bee sting is just a nuisance. You may experience temporary sharp pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and itching at the sting site, but no serious complications. If you’re allergic to bees, or you get stung multiple times, bee stings can be more problematic and even life-threatening.

The Center for Disease Control has a very helpful online publication that specifically deals with venomous insects such as bees, wasps, and scorpions:

OSHA also has online resources readily available, such as QuickCards for tailgates that deal with a wide variety of pests:

Awareness of outdoor hazards (plants, animal, and insects) is especially important in the springtime when pollinators are becoming active after their winter break.