Reply To: Bee/Wasp stings-how much do they hurt? July 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm #1031 jessParticipant Last year I got stung on the head by a wasp. My face swelled up like no one’s business, it hurt at first. My eyes swelled shut and I felt pretty groggy and horrid that evening. Swelling took several days to go down. This reply was modified 3 months ago by jess.