Hi and welcome to the forum, I've only been on here for a few months and I've found everyone to be helpful and friendly.
Beekeeping = stings.
I am only very new to it all and make sure I kit up each time for my own peace of mind....still get stung though every now and then. I am a lucky beekeeper in that I hardly get any reaction. The other day I pulled a frame out to have a look, so my hands were nice and full and my veil brushed up against my chin...whamo - bee sting on chin, my husband thought it was quite funny to see me trying to wipe the sting away with my shoulder all the while holding a frame full of brood and bees at arms length...oh well, you learn.
My husband and I caught a swarm last night, I have had my bees for about 2 months and he has never even opened a hive, we are 2 very excited novice beekeepers right now. I got stung twice, but no reaction so all good.
Bees know if you're nervous, and that upsets them a bit. So just try and relax and be part of the colony, don't bump things or move too quick, if they get upset just stop and let them calm down (and they will) and then start again.
From one new-bee to another - good luck! Brydie - Australia