I had an new queen excluder to install. I also wanted to check another hive that I put a flow box on.
I did the inspection on the new hive all looks fine.
I started to try and separate the boxes and frames. I used smoke as normal.
They went nuts. I had only done a deep inspection 6 weeks ago. They where fine. Literally you could do it naked. Today I was stung 50 plus times. Through every thing it was wearing. full on attack mode. I’ve experienced this removing hives from a cavity. Never from a hive. The rain came and shut them down.So I did finally get the exluder and flow super back on top. Up until now Ive never had a problem. We do have a second hive now so maybe the guards are a little over the top.
Is all I hope is that bee sting poison has a magical property. Because I’m full of it now. Both arms are about 15 % swollen…
I had another attempt just to slide the excluder into position. Was savaged again. I had to call one of my son to hose me down. 10 seconds near teh hive and I had thousands of guards smash me. We had a nice rain shower. That allowed me to put the super back on top. I did that with just a basic veil. Go figure.