Yes, Minecraft bees die when they sting. The bees come after to sting you if you provoke or make them angry. They die just under a minute after they bite you. Incase you get bit keep a bottle of honey ready to avoid the 10 seconds of poison damage of the bees and run fast until they are calmed down.
To make sure that your bees don’t die stinging, first get the timing right of getting your harvest from the Beehive. Make sure you first place a campfire/or lighting any fire when all the bees are inside the hive , so that they don’t attack when you try to get the honey. Doing this when the sun goes down is a great idea as bees won’t be harvesting and would had returned to their hives.
How long after they sting do bees die?
The angry bees die under a minute after stinging you. The only way you could avoid the sting is to run. Bees hate water so try going under water so you could buy yourself sometime, as they can’t follow you in there.
Will my angry bees ever calm down?
Yes the bees will calm down after they get tired from chasing you after 20 to 30 seconds.
Where can I find more bees ?
You mostly find bees spawned near sunflower biomes and flower forests. Another way of finding them are placing a birch sapling and a flower beside each other, and use a bone meal on the birch sapling to speed up its process in becoming a tree. You will eventually get a tree with a bee hive on it that attracts bees if you follow this process.
How do I tame the wild honey bees
Now you first have to tame the bees that find in the forests before you put the leash on. To tame them go out and get any flower and hold it in front of the bee and they will follow you wherever you go. If you right click on them with the flower on your hand, you see a bunch of red hearts over them. This is when you know you tamed them, now you can put leash, breed them by giving them more flowers and bring them wherever you see fit.