There are about 300 types in the UK.Where?:
Bees are found on every continent, except Antarctica, and live on pollen and nectar.
The bee's stinging mechanism is similar to that of a wasp but after delivering a sting they will die. As with wasps, the toxins provoke an immune response that causes a swelling.Protection:
If you are stung remove the entire sting to avoid infection.
A sting in the wrong place can cause a swelling that will obstruct breathing, but, unless you have an allergy to bee stings, while painful, they are unlikely to cause serious damage.
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