September 17, 2020

I Got Bit by Two Bees Yesterday and Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer Won’t Help But It Sure Looks Good!

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Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer had me all like, “Honey! Bees! Noooo!” I legit got bit by two different bees yesterday! Seriously, WTH! Here’s how it went down!

I was in the garden yesterday after work putting out Fall decor. I was placing these cute pumpkins in parts of my garden. The pumpkins have a little stake so if it gets windy they don’t up and roll away. I was casually placing them around the mum beds and they look adorable however, much to my horror and surprise I hit a beehive in the ground. WHAT? Wait, a minute bees make hives in the ground!? News to me! Anyway, suddenly a swirl of bees just totally came up and out of the ground. I was like ok, don’t panic, you got this. I was thinking to myself just leave them alone, walk away, come back later. So, I swiftly got off my knees and walked walked away. Thankfully, they didn’t suddenly all swirl around me like a bad Looney Tunes episode. They were however, still pissed off at me in a major way. I legit have never seen this many bees in my life. There were like fifty of them just swirling and buzzing around the small hole I had tried to stick the pumpkin stake into. As I walked away two or three did follow me and yes, they proceed to bite me on my leg and thigh. Ow! As I headed into the house I couldn’t help but be thankful I wasn’t allergic to them! Imagine that happening to someone who was allergic to bees? Scary!

Now I have to call around today to see how I can remove the nest in a humane a way as possible as I don’t think it’s safe to leave it in the ground like that as I fear when I turn the dirt next year I could kill the hive. I don’t even know much about bees so I’m not sure if when winter comes they’ll just die or do they hibernate in there? I’m doing research right now as I type this. I definitely don’t want to kill them and there’s a local pest agency here that does removal and relocation but I’m not finding many reviews on their services (I don’t want to hire someone that promises to remove and relocate and in reality they just toss the hive on the side of the road! I seriously, had that happen to my neighbor once! They hired someone to relocate squirrels because they were tearing up their roof and the guy ended up killing the squirrels!!!!!!!!!) Anyone every experience anything like this? Would love to hear about your removal process!

Anyway, that was the the story of the week for ya there πŸ™‚

Don’t worry it hasn’t put me of wanting Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer!

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer is a new rich, intensely hydrating moisturizer that plumps skin and improves finer lines. Created with drier skin in mind this contains buckwheat honey and a propolis and royal jelly blend that has know humectant properties to aid skin in retaining moisture. It also contains a ceramide blend that prevents moisture lost resulting in smoother, less dry skin that retains moisture.

I purchased this a few days ago and I’m looking forward to adding it to my Winter skincare line up.

Has anyone tried it yet? I’m a pretty big fan of all of the Farmacy Skincare Collection (I mean that Cleansing Balm am I right?) so, I’m sure that Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer will be a win!

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  • Kimmwc03

    Sorry you got stung. Where I live people get stung by wasps while mowing grass so I know about them living in the ground. They like to build a hive in my porch every summer even though we’ve taken steps to stop them from building there.

    • Isabella Muse

      wasps are crazeeee! We get them a lot! They just sort of attack you as you walk up our driveway! It’s sort of crazy. I mean you’re minding your business and they just dive down atcha!

  • Rebecca Rodriguez

    Muse, I used to be a beekeeper. The first thing you want to do is figure out what kind of bees are in the nest. If they are yellow jackets (who do have nests in the ground), it is best if they are destroyed. Yellow jackets are very aggressive. If they are another type of bee, you may want to find someone to move them, as they may be pollinators that are not usually aggressive.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no Rebecca you’ve made me so sad! They are yellow jackets! πŸ™ There’s no way to humanely move them? Also, I noticed there’s a very tiny crack in the wall that surrounds the outside of my home and there are tons of bees going in and out of there area! Maybe a hive there too? It’s not a big deal as it’s far from the house but I thought it curious they were buzzing around there! P.S. How freaking interesting you were a beekeeper!

      • Rebecca Rodriguez

        You may be able to find someone to move them, but that person would need a lot of protection and the right equipment. Yellow jackets will chase you down, and each one can sting multiple times. They are extremely defensive of their nest, as you witnessed. They do eat some pest-type insects, but they are not endangered or at-risk. I loved keeping honey bees. They are so interesting!

        • Isabella Muse

          I feel badly about killing them. They aren’t doing anything wrong just trying to survive like the rest of us πŸ™‚ I’m just concerned when I turn the dirt of the flower beds their little home will be destroy and/or they’ll hate on me and sting me when I do it lol! I’ve been searching all day the best method to remove! I’m waiting on a call from a local farm who deals with bees let’s hope they can enlighten me! Thanks so much for your help! I find it so intriguing you worked with/kept honey bees!

    • kjh

      Ah, yellow jackets. This season they stand on dried stems, like lily stems. You can hear their little mandibles scraping the pre-paper. Some built a grand nest under the pseudo-patio under the porch at my old house. They were removed by my landlord, primarily from the inside, not sure how, under the stairs in a split level. He had 3 brown paper grocery bags FULL of dead yellow jackets. Reality. Will omit the other YJ story, though it’s funnier. Everyone but you will find the # of dead YJs unbelievable.

  • Frozendiva

    If they are bees, find a local beekeeper who can see if he/she can move the hive.

    Wasps/hornets/yellowjackets? You can buy some spray that you aim at the nest – the ones you spray from 15 feet away. Maybe call a local greenhouse for advice. You can also pay an exterminator or wait for a good frost to kill them.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’d rather do it as humanely as possible πŸ™ really don’t want to kill them just to get them out of there because when I do turn the dirt it’ll kill their little home in there.

  • Susan T.

    I love your gentle heart! I hope you find someone who can move them to a new home.

    • Isabella Muse

      I hope so too πŸ™ I’m losing hope though! Everyone I spoke to said they won’t relocate a yellow jacket nest! It’s rather sad. Maybe I should just let them die out peacefully in the Winter πŸ™

  • Beth

    If they’re yellow jackets (which it sounds like), kill the nest. Don’t attribute any emotion/feelings to them. If allowed to stay there, you will run the risk of them creating a super nest. We had one you could almost park a VW Beetle in on our front bank. You would feel terrible if a kid or animal got stung badly. Honeybees are a different story….we’d protect their well being and relocate if necessary (Beekeepers will do this). Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets…gone.

    • Isabella Muse

      I am very uneducated here because I thought yellow jackets were bees! I had no idea they part of the wasp family but after reading up on them I realize what they are. A VW BEETLE!? SERIOUSLY????? WHAT! How did you get rid of it? I honestly still don’t want to kill them but after calling five different places I’m losing hope! Most people I spoke to said it would have to be killed πŸ™

  • Beth

    With your sized nest, you can pour some gasoline down it, but DON’T light it! A quart should do it. Oh! Do this REALLY early before they get up…they will be pissed.Our nest was on the side of a large dirt bank, so pouring gas wasn’t an option. As we lived in the boonies ( average property was 60 acres +) we fired a high powered rifle into it from a distance. The resulting Shockwave and bullets caused the falling dirt/small rocks to collapse the nest. It took about 20 rounds. The yellow jackets that had been out of the nest hung around for a day or two, but finally left. Personally, I’d hire someone to get rid of your nest….you won’t risk being stung and you won’t have to deal with it. Country girl here (who loves makeup and your reviews!). Sometimes you have to remove things that damage crops and livestock etc. But it’s almost always a last resort.

    • Isabella Muse

      whoa wanna come over? LOL! I was reading vinegar might do the trick? Any experience with that?!

  • Beth

    Vinegar won’t work (and only make them angry…not that yellow jackets need much prodding to get angry). The gas works because the vapors get into every nook of the nest. It kills most insects. It won’t hurt the soil in such a small amount, so planting won’t be a problem next season.
    Actually I used to live in upstate…north of Lake George. We had a large wild bumble bee population that I used to plant for. When the honeybee colony collapse happened the bumbles were my major garden pollinators. The honey bee population at my place was wild. A couple people in town had some hives too. We escaped New York just in time and now live on the Florida Space Coast. Don’t miss the taxes and government over reach one bit. Lived upstate over 50 years, but it was time to leave.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Beth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally located someone to remove it and sadly, they do have to be killed. πŸ™ But thank you SO SO SO much for all the advice! You’ve been so helpful and so knowledgeable about this! Sorry to hear you life. I’m a native and can’t really picture myself living anywhere else! My sis used to spend summers at Lake George as a child (before I came around to bother her lol)!