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Is a Bee sting acidic or alkali?

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Tasnima Malik Best Answer!

Honeybee stings are acidic! The pH of the venom ranges from between pH 4.5-5.5 (depending on the species of bee). It's actually the proteins and enzymes in the venom that causes the irritation in your skin, not the pH!

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Prashasth Best Answer!

A bee sting is typically acidic in nature. However, it's not as acidic as we think. Bee venom has a pH of 4.5-5.5 (7 is neutral), which makes it slightly acidic.

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Payal Aggarwal Best Answer!

Its acidic, we need to put bicarbonate of soda on bee sting

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Rahmon Raheem Olorungbebe Best Answer!

The bee sting is Acidic while the wasp sting is alkalin

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Mariam Fariss Samch Best Answer!

Acidic, The pH level is around 5

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Maryam Rahim Best Answer!

A Bee sting falls fairly low on the pH scale (at around 4.5-5.5) therefore, they are acidic.

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Abby Young Best Answer!

A bee sting is acidic and is between 4.5 and 5.5 on the pH scale. As bee stings are acidic, if stung, it is key to counteract the acidity of a bee sting with something alkaline based such as bicarbonate of soda. Interestingly, wasp stings are alkaline so vinegar is used to counterbalance a sting.

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Ayisha Ayuby Best Answer!

Bee stings are acidic

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Roxanne Elaine Gayya Best Answer!

A bee sting is acidic.

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A bee sting is acidic, it contains formic acid (methanoic acid), as part of its complex chemical composition.


So you would want to use something alkali to neutralise it.

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Raeesa Mansoor Best Answer!

A bee sting is acidic. It has a pH of 4.5-5.5.

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Alexandra Dawson Best Answer!

Bee stings are technically slightly acidic, however have a pH of around 5.0 to 5.5 making them interestingly only as acidic as coffee, wasps stings on the other hand are more on the Alkaline end of the pH scale.

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Formic acid is present in a bee sting so a bee sting is weakly acidic. This can be counteracted by bicarbonate of soda.

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Bee stings are acidic. If you were to be stung be a bee, you need to add an alkaline substance to neutralise it.

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