Ha, that reminds me of my moving 4 nucs last spring. I picked them up at dusk, but it was pretty much dark by the time I was home. I had plugged the entrance with a plastic mite screen that I put over the sticky boards. I thought that it would work pretty good, but it was rather flimsy, or whatever. During the move the screeen must have come out partially (I will use thin hardware cloth from now on, or something else, that makes a tighter fit). A couple of bees got out and when I placed the hive body on the brick, I felt that bee on the top of my lip.
We have all experienced bee stings. But I tell ya, the top of the lip is very sensitive. I could feel the bee grabbing on with her back legs, I new it was coming, and yep, it did, I had the swollen slip for a couple of days to prove it.
Just like when that swarm fell on my head when I couldn't hold up the branch. I felt every one of the girls grabbing onto my face with their sticky back legs, and man, I knew then that multiple injections were about to occur. I dislike that feeling of those prickly little feet grabbing onto me for dear life, that even brings up some rather strange and weird emotions right now, I don't like that one little bit. The face is the worst part to get the sting in me eyes, oh no, a'ramblin' I must be goin'. Beautiful day, beautiful life, beautifully beautiful. Cindi