Course information: Please be careful about bees

Please be careful about bees

Thank you for using the Ibaraki Prefecture North Long Trail.
Please be aware of pest damage caused by “bees” as much as heat stroke when climbing mountains in summer. Even on the Ibaraki North Long Trail course, beware of wasps, reed warblers, and other wasps. We recommend that you wear bee-proof equipment and clothing.

What you can do to reduce the risk of bee stings

In order to reduce the risk of bee stings as much as possible, we recommend the following equipment, clothes, and actions.
* I hope you can think of it as a precautionary measure to reduce risk.

● Avoid black clothing

Bees are said to have a habit of attacking black colors. It is important to avoid colors that are easy to attack, such as black clothes and black backpacks. For people with black or similar hair color, it is also effective to cover the hair with a hat.

● Do not use hair spray or perfume

Bees are sensitive to odors. It often reacts to the smell of hair sprays and perfumes, so be careful. Please refrain from using it before going to the mountains, as the smell may cause it to be recognized as an enemy.

● Stay away from the beehive

If there is a beehive on the course and the bee feels a sign of a climber, it will be regarded as an intruder and be wary. Sometimes I try to get rid of it by attacking. If you find a beehive, take a quiet and quick distance. In addition, there may be nests in areas outside the course where vegetation is overgrown. Walk the course as much as possible to reduce the risk of approaching the nest.

● Do not irritate bees

If a small number of bees, such as one, are flying or making a clicking noise, you need to be extremely vigilant. The threat of bees indicates that there is a nest nearby. It’s a good idea to choose a method that makes as little noise as possible and turns back quietly or makes a large detour. At this time, avoid stimulating behavior such as paying a large amount of bees by hand, and leave the place quietly. If you get stuck, don’t hit or wipe and wait until the bees move away.

If you get bitten by a bee

① Keep a sufficient distance from the nest

If you are stung by a bee, first move to a position 100 m or more away.

② Remove the poison

Inhale the poison with a poison remover. If you do not have a poison remover, or if the stabbed part is the head, squeeze it out by hand to remove the poison. Press the stabbed part strongly from the left and right with your nails. It is said that detoxification should be done within 10 minutes of being stung by a bee. Over time after being stabbed, it makes no sense to detoxify and can cause swelling and pain. Depending on your constitution, it may lead to anaphylactic shock, so take measures to remove the poison as soon as possible.

③ Rinse with water

Bee venom is water-soluble, so it is said that it is effective to wash it off with water. Rinse the stabbed area with running water for a few minutes. If there is no water nearby, wash it off with water from a plastic bottle. In the case of a PET bottle, replace it with the PET bottle lid with a hole prepared in advance. It is effective to spout water vigorously to wash it away.

④ Apply ointment

Antihistamine ointment and steroid ointment are recommended. Steroid ointment can be expected to be more effective against bee venom. Instead of applying a large amount, apply a small amount carefully. However, instead of applying it immediately after being stabbed, thoroughly detoxify and wash with water. Apply to the swollen area.

⑤ Visit a medical institution

Immediately after being stung by a bee, within 30 seconds to a few minutes, urticaria or dyspnea, If systemic symptoms such as dizziness or impaired consciousness appear, it is possible that anaphylactic shock has begun. It is a life-threatening and dangerous situation, so an immediate rescue request is required. While waiting for rescue, the stabbed person raises his leg in a supine position in a safe place. In this case as well, detoxification is effective, so use a poison remover or nails to remove the poison and wash it off with water. People who have been bitten by bees are more likely to have these systemic symptoms. It is important to consult your doctor in advance and inform your companion about it.

Take measures against bees and enjoy the summer Ibaraki Prefecture North Long Trail

The Ibaraki Prefecture North Long Trail is located in the abundant nature of the north region of the prefecture. Climbing is also an act of stepping into the bee’s living area. To enjoy the Ibaraki Prefecture North Long Trail comfortably and safely We recommend equipment, clothes, and actions that are conscious of bee countermeasures.

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