Well I got my first bee sting as a beekeeper. That was fun. I was stung on the forehead while checking to see if one of my hives had enough pollen patty left. I scraped out the stinger as advertised and used my bite and sting kit. Everything seemed to be fine. The next day, My forehead,face,and neck were all swollen up. Thankfully my throat did not close up. I know swelling is a normal reaction, but please be cognizant if your throat starts to close up and please get medical attention. Happy Beekeeping.