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Stinging Insects that causing severe allergic reactions include wasps, honey bees, hornets and yellow jackets. The Honey bee is the only stinging insect that leaves a stinger and the bee dies after you are injected with venom. Allergic reactions usually begin within minutes and include anaphylaxis, a drop in blood pressure, unconsciousness, respiratory distress, hives and deep tissue swelling. It is not unusual for a large amount of swelling to occur around the site of a sting but this does not indicate risk for a future, severe allergic reaction. This large, local reaction is the result of tissue destruction and digestion by strong chemicals in the injected venom. A skin test with venom can determine if you are at risk for an allergic reaction.