Well I don’t think they have gone bad, but since I transferred the bees from the temporary hive to the flow hive (added the super at the same time) about 1 month ago I have spent nearly 5-10 minutes everyday observing the bees at the entrance, observation window and from the extraction window with happy bees not caring about my presence.
Two days ago I opened up the super to inspect the frames (40-50% capped in the middle frames, uncapped on the outer frames). I did remove the super but didn’t go go under the queen excluder just had look through it into the brood box. My hive is still young started from a 4 frame nucleus in mid December.
Yesterday within 30 seconds of opening the observation window one bee started buzzing around my head. I walked away and it basically chased me about 20 m from the hive before giving up. I waited 5 minutes then went back to the hive to close the window when one bee again chased me until I was about 20m from the hive. About 10 minutes later I was walking past about 10m from the hive when one bee again started buzzing around my head and stung me on my neck.
Is this normal just one bee attacking? Will the hives settle down if I stay away for a few days before doing observation window inspections? Or is this the start of them getting aggressive?
I live in Brisbane so it is early autumn (feels like summer still). Still lots of flowers around.