We were looking up sweat bees online yesterday (don't remember why) and found a great Wikipedia article on the Schmidt Sting Pain Index.

The index:

...subsequently, Schmidt has refined his scale, culminating in a paper published in 1990[2] which classifies the stings of 78 species and 41 genera of Hymenoptera. Notably, Schmidt described some of the experiences in vivid and almost synesthetic detail:

AuthorChris Hamby