Bee Sting Safety

The family of a Buffalo county woman who died from a bee sting earlier this week says they didn't know she was allergic to them.

Which is why experts say it's important to know what to look for.

Experts say a deadly bee sting is extremely rare, only about 40 people died last year from bee stings.

Testing is available to see if you're allergic to bee stings, but doctors say it's not necessary because most people will not suffer a severe allergic reaction.

If you are stung by a bee a little redness and swelling is common, but if you start to have trouble breathing and develop hives get to the hospital immediately.

Most people get stung toward the end of summer because bees are getting ready for winter and they're trying to gather as much food as they can.