While I was trimming the mesquite trees this weekend I was stung by a bee. I have always been nervous about bees since I was stung as child and swelled up like Charlie Sheen’s head. Also, once in Oaxacca I ate a bunch of grasshoppers and woke up that night covered in hives, and sweating bullets. I figure if you are allergic to one type of insects, you should best avoid the whole bunch. But I did not swell after this bee sting, I did flick versus slap the bee at first hint of sting, which helped (thank you survivorman).
I debated using creosote to clean my wound. I decided against this as I wanted to see what happened with just the bee sting. I did, however, use creosote for another purpose. After prepping soil and getting seeds in the ground for tomatillos, squash, bush beans and the pole beans, the backyard had a lot of insects flying around. My guess is the liked the manure. So I started a smoky little fire with paper, cardboard, and creosote to run them off. It worked amazingly well and smelled kind of nice too.