Re: A chink in my armor. But it could have been worse.
Have a mosquito net that you can buy for less than $5 in camping supplies and a hat with a bit of a brim. And a pair of long cuffed heavy household cleaning gloves. Very quick and easy protection.
Do your top shirt button up, flip up the collar, put on hat and mosquito net and the gloves for minor inspections. NO hard stings for the season. Had a few minor stings through shirt sleaves and denim jeans.
Zone 3b. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!