Geesh scrapiron... that's bad guy!! I broke my number one rule yesterday and didn't put on my veil because I thought.. eh, what the heck! I'll just check the top box real quick to make sure my queen is laying since I just put that box on a few days ago.. everything was great and just as I went to put the last frame back... up one came like a bullet from the hive and hit me right above the eye... now that one hurt for a while... I did the garlic thing... and then remembered... dummy, bees don't like garlic.. hehe!! Oh well... lesson learned... but I don't react to the sting nearly like you did... in fact next day you couldn't tell I had been stung.. must be my resistance from handling venomous snakes and 7 bites.. only two of which were bad... love my girls though... I know she didn't mean it... LOL!!