This is the second year of bee keeping for me. I was doing a hive inspection last weekend and it started out fine. I'm pretty sure it was when I decided to scrape off comb that was on a frame bottom that things got bad. Normally during inspection I have one or two fly and bounce off the front of my hood no big deal as everyone else seems calm. This time I had many doing this, bees were flying everywhere, and I got my first sting right through my gloves. I started to panic but since I wasn't getting stung anymore just stuck it out and got the hive put back together as fast as I could!