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Checked a hive fairly close to where I live, is Buckfast bees. Well I know that it's starting towards dusk, also a passing shower just passed. I have been around the block a time or two, ensuring the smoker is well lit, generating good smoke, coupled with bee suit, that I know full well will provide you with a few minutes of protection if the girls really come after you. Well, seems the field force was home, I immediately attracted attention, mostly flyby's a few bombers worked quickly, minimumized crushed bees to keep them as calm as possible. By the time I was finished, took about 10 minutes to do a quick look around, bees on all 10 frames, drawing comb, and capped honey. Closed the colony smoking myself to disperse the 30 or 40 bees circling me, a few tried to sting the golve sleeve, a few the base of veil, smoking chased them as I started for the car putting away the smoker, keeping dressed because I knew a few would come in the car with windows down the smoker in the front seat I proceeded home ( about 2 blocks away. ) as suspected a few bees were in the car and a few puff of smoke and they left. I removed my bee suit, gloves, and killed the smoker, put them all away, went into the backseat to fix the car speaker, and heard the muted buzz of a bee, that I can't place where it is, but from the hum was distressed--then I felt the prick in my scalp. I have been stung a few times by honey bees with no ill effects, almost nevers bother me at all, Hornets, yellowjackets they will put you in the hurt locker but a single honey bee has NEVER actually hurt--until this night. happened about 40 minutes ago and absolutely throbs--worst I know I deserve it lol thats what hurts worst of all :razz:
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Never been stung in the scalp, but have imagined it. It's a very tender area. I've had a bee inside a veil a couple of times and was always able to gently remove the veil before she struck :)
 

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When I did my first cut out one of the girls made it into my bonnet . I did not know she was there but my daughter saw her. I walked away from the bees and my daughter squished her with my veil, I got 5 or 6 stings that day but thanks to my little girl none to the face.
 

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I have hurt myself when I have discovered a bee on the inside of my veil!
LOL, I've got 60 year old eyes (meaning anything close is out of focus) and I thought she was trying to get in and I couldn't figure out why she was sticking around even after I walked away from the hives. Then when she bounced off my forehead I realized she was in, not out :lol: She was trying to get away from me as much as I was trying to get away from her.
 

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well the bees were a bit riled up because 1.) last hour and half was raining and moderately to heavy. 2.) sun was going down, like it was shining anyway lol. now I knew there was atleast the possibiliy of trouble with all those grumpy foragers home, but thought I could slide in and out before they took too much umbrage with my presence-----didn't quite work out that way.
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I know the feeling, Barry. I was weed eating around the hives Wed. when 10 to 12 of them asked me to leave. They got right in my face to ask, too. Five minutes later, I could only feel the one on top my head. It hurt full bore for a couple hours.
 
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