If you've had bees for 10 days AND if you have cows and they get into the small pasture where you have your new bee hives, AND if they knock one of them off the stand sometime around 0600, AND if you get that hive back on the stand immediately, DON'T, DON'T, DON'T take a "quick" peek into that hive at 1200 "just to make sure everything is okay" without any protective gear on.
Ever seen 100 or more guard bees come out of a box top headed straight towards your nose, when there is nothing between your nose and them besides air? Wound up with less than 10 stings so I think I did good.
Oh, and even after living in the country and running barefoot all summer, every summer, today was the first time I had ever been stung by a honeybee. I guess I got lucky the first 42 years.