thank you came in a few minutes ago with a bee sting on his finger. husband asked me what to do after he put baking soda on it and it didn't do much. I told him to put a little bit of ammonia on it. It worked almost instantly to take the pain away. No, I am NOT out in left field like the girl who told me her husband took baths with bleach to get the red out of a sunburn. For quite a long time we bought those afterbite pens for bug bites. The ones sold at the drug store that are long daubber thingys. Then I read the ingredients. They are simply scented ammonia. Since then I have refilled the pens when I can find them - which costs a lot less than the $3.74 on the shelf tag last time I was in WalMart! When I cannot find the pen thingy, I stick a cotton swab into the ammonia bottle. This was the first time I have used it on a bee sting, simply because we haven't had one in a couple of years. The box from the pen thingy clearly shows bees, so I figured it couldn't hurt. It worked very quickly. This being the season to play outdoors with no shoes, I thought it might be helpful for some of your families. In addition to bee stings, it works for chiggers, mosquito bites, and other bug bites. I have yet to find an insect bite it hasn't helped.