Bees are a type of winged insect that feed exclusively on nectar and pollen. They are found on every continent except for Antarctica.
Though one of Australia's most common bees, the European honeybee, wields a barbed stinger, they typically only sting humans when threatened or confused.
Bee stings generally only result in mild symptoms like localised pain and swelling, though they can trigger severe allergic reactions in some people.
Please see below for information on how to treat a bee sting with first aid.
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