Do find out how you respond to being stung - yes it will happen. Good to know if you're one to swell up big time before you're in a situation where you get multiple stings.
But it HURTS! Many of my mentors (very experienced keepers) urged me to "get used to it"..."handle the frames with bare hands so you don't squish bees"..."just get a veil, suits cost too much"...."stings are good for you".
I think they love pain. Perhaps after going through hives, they like to slam fingers in car doors. Not for me.
Actually I do enjoy getting Stung, the fire slowly going up you arm or leg, the feel of fire in the vein. I can hardly wait till spring sometimes.
The venom really is good for some ailments, there is a Whole group of Apitherapy aficionados. Must be like skydiving, jumping out of a per factually good plane, feeling good....