How to treat bee and wasp stings in the wild.
If stung by a bee, immediately remove the stinger and venom sac, if attached, by scraping with a fingernail or a knife blade (yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets do not leave the stinger). Do not squeeze or grasp the stinger or venom sac, as squeezing will force more venom into the wound. Check for allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or mouth, or rapid pulse. Wash the sting site thoroughly with soap and water to lessen the chance of a secondary infection.
Relieve the itching and discomfort caused by insect bites by applying any of the following: