haha that's the ONLY time I've been stung by a bumblebee too! When i caught one as a kid. I had one cuddle up to my face one night when I was sleeping but I just scared it when I woke up. Bumblebees are the least scary stingy bugs I think. Sounds like you made them angry!
I think you had a little mercy on us in drawing the hive for the honeycomb, if it was a bit more detailed I'd get goosebumps of disgust, as it is though the longer I look the more grim it becomes. Nice piece.