My hubby likes to look tough.  He has found his bees help him out–especially the one he has now dubbed Apollo Creed.

The problem here is that it seems after about 8 months of bee-keeping, my dear husband seems to be developing an allergy to bee venom.  He has been stung about 8 times now, and 2 times ago, his hand swelled up pretty well around the sting.  The last time, he was stung on the forehead, and within 1/2 hour, the swelling had spread throughout the left side of his face.  He also developed a strange strawberry-type rash around the sting itself that is just now going away a week later.  In addition to his appointment with an allergist who may prescribe an epi-pen, it looks like he will also be having to wear his protective bee suit from now on.