But how does it help? It numbs her joints? Because then it would make sense.

I got stung when I was a little child and for some reason got traumatized and developed a phobia, to this day I cannot see a bee irl without having a panic attack. A couple of years ago, when I was a cashier, I was ringing someone up I felt a pinch, saw the bee on my arm and went runing to the back of the store, I almost got fired because of it but I'm really scared of those things.