The remedy was to apply a poultice of crushed or chewed plantain leaves on the sting to relieve pain and itching. Now I had no clue what a poultice was, or what a plantain leaf looked like. The only plantain I knew of was the fruit that looked like a banana. So, I did what any person does now when they don't know what something is, I Googled it.
A poultice is a soft warm mass, hence the chewing of the leaf part. The book said that the plantain growed wild in most of the United States, (I am a very outdoorsy kinda guy and consider myself to know more about nature than the average bear) but I had never heard of or seen it (to my knowledge). Well it turns out that the plantain plant does grow everywhere, I have it all in my yard and have seen it everywhere.
I used to pick this weed out of my yard with a tool that I bought several years ago that was awesome at removing dandelions, root and all. I guess I won't be doing that anymore, the dandelions either, having bees now I probably will not mind them growing in my yard as much.
I found out that the plantain wasn't just good for bee stings, but a number of things including: mosquito bites, poison ivy rash, sunburn, eczema, burns, cuts, and toothaches. Seems that this is more of an ointment than a weed. It is also known as jewelweed, plantain major, and white man's foot. The term white man's foot was phrased by Native American's who said the plant seemed to grow where ever the white man settled.