"200 stings in a day" Is this a typo? Were you wearing protective gear?
Well 2Sox, it isn't a typo, so I hope I'm not establishing myself as some kind of nut case.
There ARE a lot of Africanized colonies here. Sometimes, if wearing just a commercial bee suit and just commercial beekeeper leather gloves, the whole colony will become agitated. The gloves get so stung up, they look fuzzy. I had that once last week. I changed gloves and they didn't bother the new glove as much.
Here's an example of a recent 200-sting day. The first dozen or maybe 20 happened when I decided I needed a particular photo, which I couldn't take with a gloved hand, so presto, a good photo and a quickly-replaced glove. Then the veil came in contact with my neck, another dozen. Later I bent over and my chin came in contact with the veil. By late in the day, it reached about 200. Then there are those that hide on your clothes until you go inside and take off the protective gear. Once they get the idea they can "do some good" as I seem to hear them say, they pile on.
In order to not have a 100-plus sting day once in every week, I typically wear gear I have adapted myself from rugby shirts/etc. instead of just commercial bee suits, which are known to be inadequate. So yes, 200 stings are not an uncommon experience. On such days, the family doesn't even notice at the dinnertable.
On one occasion, moving an apiary, a tie-down strap failed. We affectionately refer to our experience as "smokeless nightime roadside beekeeping with Africanized colonies." It was some multiple of 200 that night, and at breakfast, the family DID notice, but it quickly passed (without considering using Benadryl) so I figure I'm just that much more immune?
The good part about such colonies is they never, ever have any trace of varroa nor any other maladies. And they produce more than twice the honey of the average "EHB" hive in Arizona. I consider them "bulletproof" but some of them can be a bit ornery.
Maybe I should've just said "...not a typo."