Beautiful day this morning, tee shirt weather; Took riding mower down by hives to mow grass which hadn't been mowed this year in back of hives, about 15 ft. in back of hives hit a yellow jacket hives. :chased: Tried to out run them, they all all over me and the mower, went about 300 ft. lost most of them, made a circle back to house, those remaining are still stinging, Shut off mower went into grauge , brushed and stomped on the remainder. They got me every were, many in the back of the head, not a lot of hair left for protection. Called Granny Good Cook thru screen door and told her to bring me a couple of Bendrill which she did. She took a look at my face and said she was taking me to the Emergency at the hospital. I didn't object. The Emergency took me right in, no waiting. the Doc and 2 nurses pulled stingers off my face, neck and arms, they took my tee shirt off and one of the nurses said there were about 40 stingers in it. They hooked up a interveis [ for got what they call it ] gave me a dose of morphine, dose of bendrill, dose of zantac, and several other drugs, and again another dose of morphine at the end, took about 3 hrs. Swelling was not real bad, gone now, a little itching now, and real tired. Sorry to ramble, but be carefull out there. Murrell Ps. Got to go and try finding their nest - gasoline and a match !