When I went to find out how she was, I found that the bee had left its sting in her glove and she was busy showing visitors the sting!
|Bee sting stuck in a leather glove|
As you can see from the photo, when the bee tries to pull away, they leave their sting in your skin (or in this case the glove) and also leave behind their sting gland, which continues to pulse and force venom into you. If you get stung by a bee, then quickly flick off the sting gland with a fingernail. Don't try to pinch it off, or you will squeeze more venom into you.
The story had a happy ending for Lucy. Because the sting had to go through her glove, by the time it got to her finger, it only scratched her, so the pain and swelling were minimal. Anyway, as a beekeeper, you expect the occasional sting .. it reminds you to treat your bees considerately!