Just went out to check on the hives. I was standing about 15 feet away, not moving and off to the side, when one of the girls from the west hive decided that she didn't want me there. She flew up and nailed me 1/2 an inch under my right eye.
As a noob I have nothing to add to this thread other than to say that after installing two packages on 4/15, this happened to me last week, but it was under my left eye; just standing there, looking at the hives, and WHAM. Add to that a sting on the lower, right butt cheek (don't ask) and a sting at my throat, I'm off to a good start in beekeeping.