Yesterday I was tending some hives gloveless. A bee landed on my hand, bowed up in the "I am about to bring you pain" position, and...just kinda gave me a love tap. I got ready to scrape out the stinger with my hive tool, but she straightened out and walked away.
The stinger went in a little bit. I felt it. It did not go in enough to stick. She walked away with stinger intact. Anybody else ever had this happen?