A tale I heard
The artist Sting on whether he’s ever been stung:
"I have. I actually keep bees down in Wiltshire. I have a dozen hives. And I usually go and visit them just to make sure they’re doing OK because bees are very stressed at the moment, they’re dying out. I went to go see them, and we get along normally, but I was walking away from the hives and a bee came above me and stung me right on the crown of my head. And it was the most exquisite, pain. It was like a psychedelic experience and my whole brain went ‘ooohhh’. And I haven’t been the same since. This was 10 years ago. I was like: ‘Wow, sting me again baby.’"