Most people on this sit etalk about opening their bees in spring to see if the queen is laying, how do you do it without disturbing the bees so much?
I went to open mine to check for eggs and the bees literally joined each frame together and I can't get 1 frame out. When I finally pulled hard enough 1 came out but tore the comb completely apart from the foundation.
I know this sounds like a stupid question, but, does this bother the bees? My guess is yes. I'm using Duragilt w/3-banded italian bees.