I got stung last Sunday on the back of the head. Because I can't see the back of my head, I wasn't able to quickly scrape the stinger out; I had to go to my neighbor to get him to help me. About ten minutes later, I started to feel a strange sensation around my mouth and eyes. Being in denial, I went about doing stuff until I started to feel a prickly sensation on my neck. I went to the mirror and saw that hives were forming all over! My arms, back, chest, legs, and even in my ears. We went and got Benadryl. I ended up sleeping the afternoon away. All the hives were gone by the next morning. This was my 5th sting in the last few months, all the others were through cloth, and they were on my arms and one to the chest. Why do you think this happened now? We've been keeping bees since 2008. I am planning to get an epi-pen. This incident sort of scared me.