Well, I guess I learned my lesson. I forgot my veil when I went to get a swarm this eve. Went ahead with it, because I have caught most of my swarms with no protective gear. This one did not like me.
I don't know how many times I got stung, but it was enough that I finally walked away. The more I got stung the more they came after me. Most of the stings were in the scalp. Kinda smarted.
I was stung by one other swarm. Both of them were evening captures. Does that have anything to do with it? I am not a journeyman by any stretch, so I am sure that it is not totally out of the ordinary.
I could not find anyone else at home to send in my place. It was about 45 minutes before dark. I did not want to go, but did since the homeowners were pretty worried. Plus.... I guess I didn't want such a nice warm to fly off. It is a little humbling to have the masses watching while you get stung up.
Wasn't too bad except when my scalp started to swell it gave me quite a headache. As I have been told before, "that's what you get!" and "I told you so" :-D