I have 6 hives and usually get stung about 10 times a year for one reason or another - with no great problem - a welt for a little while at worst. This weekend I caught one in the face - on the cheekbone just under my eye - and the entire half of my face swelled shut, and there is still some swelling three days later. There was no problem with my breathing or my throat, no itchiness, no change in heart rate. Does this indicate the onset of an allergy to bee stings? Or is it more about where on my face I got nailed?