I'm with you JP i know I read an article about bees that seemed to prefer to bite and seemed to sting as a last resort, somewhat how some report that russians like to head butt more than other varieties. I think it was an article related to varroa control. If I recall correctly they were doing survey counts of mite drops and separating them out by how many mites were bitten in half. I haven't been able to find the article yet though. Will have to search some more when I get time later.