It is Bee - Hornet - Wasp Season in Wisconsin!
Here are effective ways to help once you are stung:
Bee Sting - It is the best to remove the stinger by scraping the area sideways. A bees stinger is barred like a fish hook. The stinger will come out much easier if you use a side motion to remove the stinger. Make a paste of water and baking soda. Put the paste on the sting - cover with gauze, apply ice and wrap tight.
Wasp/Hornet Sting - Hornets and wasp do not leave a stinger in your skin. Place a cotton ball saturated with Cider Vinegar on the hornet/wasp sting. Apply ice and wrap.
So often people say they were stung by a bee...when in fact it was a hornet/wasp. Hornets and wasp sting much more than bees.
WEB MD has some very good information
about insect stings.
If at any time you have a allergic reaction to a insect sting/bite seek immediate medical attention.