Just want to know if the behavior of my bees as shown in the following videos is exceptional or wether it is normal? They are very kind to me, I can hang around the front of the hive and take photos & videos with no fear of being stung as they act as if im not even there! I love it because it allows me to get some awesome vids & photos.
I seem to be able to put my hand very close to the entrance without getting attacked too.
Now admittedly I have been stung a couple times ( once under the eye! ) but perhaps it was the time of day when guard bees are on patrol?
In general tho, I am able to walk around my orchard & even my little sausage dogs walk nearby & around the hive without being attacked.
Perhaps my queen is a well bred placid lovely lass who produces such like brood?