I have a hive that stings me every time I get close to it. Seems like I can smell bananas an acre away. Was going down to cover some hives before rain comes. Just walked by this hive and here they came. Wasn't even feeding or covering them. Got me right below the butt. Ouch, that a tender spot. Shes not an old queen, this years queen. She's had her chance. I've not pinched a queen yet, but she will be my first.