Generally bees are not as aggressive as wasps or hornets and it is rarer to be stung by a bee. They only tend to sting if they feel in danger or if their hive is being threatened.
How to identify a bee problem
If you have a bees nest you will probably see them entering a hole in the ground, wall or roof.
Where they nest often depends on the species. It may not be necessary, or legal, to destroy the nest - especially if it belongs to honey bees. We will be able to help you identify the types of bees you have - usually bumble bees, honey bees or a wild species such as masonry or mining bees.
How to get rid of a bee nest
Remember, it may be illegal to destroy your bee nest and the regulations surrounding honeybees, especially, are very strict.
If you have a problem with bees, try contacting a local beekeeper (your local council should have a contact number). They will be able to help, offer advice and possibly relocate the bees. You will be ased to supply the exact location of the swarm. Most beekeepers make a charge for the removal of a swarm from your garden, depending on the distance travelled etc.
If you have been stung by a bee, this NHS choices web page contains information on how best to treat insect stings.