Symptoms of a bee sting reaction include swelling, redness, dizziness, nausea and difficulty breathing, according to Mayo Clinic. Mild reactions from a bee sting usually subside within a few hours, while severe reactions have the potential to escalate into anaphylactic shock.
Individuals suffering from multiple bee stings may experience a more extreme reaction, since the quantity of venom in their bodies is higher than in patients suffering from a single sting. Symptoms of multiple stings include headache, fever, vertigo and convulsions, according to Mayo Clinic. Africanized honeybees are among the types of bees that sting as a group, causing greater damage to their victims.