Good friend of mine "discovered" (mowed over) a nest of "bees" in the ground around his house. He was stung several times. My first response was, "kill em, they aren't honey bees". He informed me that he removed 5-6 stingers from his legs. What gives???? I thought HBs were the only ones that left their stinger...I also thought that they did not "nest" in the ground.
My brother-in-law chimed in with an incident that occurred a few years ago. He tilled a nest up. He ran, of course, and jumped into their pool. He was stung about 30+ times. He stated that he removed at least that many stingers. hmmmmmmmmmm?