You know I was thinking that I wasn't allergic to bees because I've had plenty of raw honey and even propolis in a smoothy once or twice without issues. Well, I was on a hike with a buddy last week and I see a swarm of bees near a tree, but it didn't appear too close to the road, so though my friend was timid I lead the way and then he yells at me because they started to swarm on me, so I start running trying to shake them off. I got a little stinger in forehead and took it out. I've never been bit, so I had to ask him, "Am a swelling now?" because my sister is and I was worried I might be. Well, I survived. Also have a little healthier respect for them.