My pops and grandfather, and 2 uncles kept bees. I've been covered in them at times. Worst for me was being stung on the tongue by a yellow jacket got into a soda can.
Once when a kid a hornet stung my eyelid as I entered the outhouse, it swelled shut and hurt to beat hell, my great uncle put some 'salve' on it for the swelling, turned out was preparation h
And then the time helping pops with a swarm got nailed 9 times.
The absolute worst ones though are the bald faced hornets which sting repeatedly and are very aggressive, don't ask, but it involved a wrist rocket and some rocks.