How is your reaction to bumble bee stings compared to honey bee stings. My wife got a sting on the back of the hand from a bumble bee and it swelled up like a boxing glove. Should have taken a picture of it. So far she hasn't got a sting from our tame bees yet. I dont know if I ever got a bumble bee sting but sure dont have much swelling from honey bees. I will take them any day over wasps or hornets; they have mean tail guns!