Stings have never really bothered me, short of the itch afterwards. Even less so now that I have been keeping bees for a couple of years. Except for this one. A few weeks ago I took a sting to the middle knuckle of my middle finger. By the next morning my hand resembled a blow up hospital glove. A week or so later, I was back in the same hive and took three more to the same hand (irritable hive in the process of being requeened) with very little reaction at all. Anyone ever just get a really potent bee? Can there be such a thing?