A bee can only sting once. It stings, flies away and dies, but leaves the stinger behind. The stinger has tiny hooks and a poison sac. The stinger keeps on pumping poison until it is removed.
Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are the major type of pollinator in ecosystems that contain flowering plants. Bees either focus on gathering nectar or on gathering pollen depending on demand, especially in social species.
Bees are not a pest and in most cases should be respected and left alone. When a problem hive needs to be eliminated, such as in the roof void or wall cavity of the house, a professional pest control technician may need to be used.
If you come across a swarm and need advice always contact our office. We are more than happy to give you advice and recommendations.