My dog Buck, an American Bulldog, same ancestors as the Pit, AmStaff, English Bull, etc used to always hang with me when I worked around the yard. Would put him in the kennel when I actually worked the hives. As I would sometimes be around the hives, so would Buck, until one day he stuck his nose up to an entrance to get a whiff of what was buzzing in there. Poor guy, he stays away from hives now days, won't go near them at all. He got hit about a dozen times. Guess the girls didn't appreciate that big wet nose that close to their honey.