The Bee is feared by so many, some people I understand are allergic to their stings, but I have never watch or had a bee attack me directly. When they are provoked, yes, they as I would make it known that I did not appreciate the provokeness. A few years ago I would go onto my balcony and sleep some during the day. I had a lot of bees around. At the same time, I was never bothered by the bee as I was the fly, or mosquitoes. I will say this for the bee, when they work they do a great job making honey.