Bruce has MANY hives, and does this as a serious business. So for a small time beekeeper, the only time you might get that many stings is if you did something terrribly wrong.
One time, Beemaster (John), dropped a whole super of bees on his feet. He wasn't wearing a suit or anything, but was actually wearing shorts (with boxers under). THAT was not a good experience for him. :) Especially since the unhappy bees flew straight up his drawers ...... and then went to a stingin'.
In general, if you plan to take your time, you may not receive any stings.