When I accidentally disturbed a wasps' nest, it was an unpleasant experience. They got everywhere - under my clothes, in my hair etc.
However, in the aftermath - since I'm not allergic to their stings - I observed that apart of some sores on many places on my skin and the racing heart, there's no real damage.
So that made me wonder. If a creature either couldn't feel the stings, or just decided to poke the nest without destroying them regardless of the stinging, would the wasps just give up eventually?
What I mean is, if I just took a stick and poked the entrance ignoring any pain, would they keep stinging until they exhausted themselves to death, or would they just call the defence off and ignore me after a while?