When I was a young lad, hornets and bees did not make to big an ipression on me. Now it is a whole different story. Last time I got stung I swelled up big time. Of course I got hit about 12 times in the elbow and face, but the swelling was like I had not had before. I am getting a bit leery of them now. I catch one up my sleeve on occasion, but wear a good face shield while at highway speeds. Have been hit too many times to not take precautions.