A friend made a typo when writing “bee sting” and wrote “beesting” but apparently this is also a word according to Merriam-Webster.
Does anyone actually use “beesting” if so, is it a result of some sort of localisation?
Bee sting, beesting and bee-sting all work. But generally, beesting is not used because when you read it, you automatically want to think of it as “beest-ing”. When two words are put together into a compound word, it usually only feels correct if the words sound like two clearly separate words, like playground.