No matter what they say - occasionally one hurts Was working my hive and showing others and probably not paying enough attention and took a sting between the fingers - damn bee would not let go or breakaway like normal. I had a frame in my hands at the time so could not do anything. The bee did not come from the frame. Put it down and used the hive tool to scrape off the bee and stinger. 20 minutes later it started to hurt. By night (4 hours later) it was so painful I could not touch the skin and started to swell up. Benadryl and Zantac together and some pain killers and went to bed. Swollen badly today but just a normal itch. The tip of adding Zantac came from an EMR. They use it together before using an epipen as Benadryl works the H1 histamines and Zantac the H2's I took two other tags yesterday and they are just like mosquito bites today. Itchy and slight local swelling.