Since first coming to Bulgaria some three and a half years ago now I have never been stung by a bee or wasp. Today it happened coming from a bulgarian wasp! Mind you, it wasn't the wasp's fault it was just defending itself against someone who was about to destroy its family and community.
There is a big corrugated carton full of cardboard in the summerhouse. We save all our boxes and paper and the cardboard is stored there for the winter fuel starters. We wanted the wood burner working, as it was cold this morning so it was off to get some cardboard from the carton. What I should have done was check the box first, but half asleep early this morning I rushed and rummaged about only to find there was a wasps' nest there. As I backed off one just caught my hand and stung me. It was out of the summerhouse and shutting the door behind me leaving the wasps to settle down again.
Cream administered, the swelling is going down slightly, but it still hurts.