I WISH I was one of those beeks that never gets stung :roll: Unfortunately, I've gotten 12 in 6 weeks. Might have something to do with not really smoking and never wearing gloves.
The one on my face I expected to be really bad but it did not swell at all. Two on my thighs got hugely swollen, while another 2 on my legs did not. Most of those on my hands swell enormously (think bear paw), but occasionally they have not. Very hard to understand the differences in reactions. I always immediately scrape the stingers out with my fillet knife that I use for cutting off attachments.