Our young Apiaria got a sting today, our first confirmed sting, witnessed by the younger Apiariella. She was just sitting in front of the hive, about five feet from the entrance, watching the bees come and go as is her wont, when a bee landed on her head. She panicked and swatted at it. It buzzed in a loop back onto her elbow and stung her! Ouch!
Our perfect record has been broken. She did not cry, but did complain as the area swelled up to be the size of a pin head, itched like crazy, and then went away in the course of four hours.