I tried my first trap out. I coned the entrance and put a hive under it 3 weeks ago. The house is old and leaky, so I kept adding screen to it and stapling the openings closed. They just keep getting it. I opened the hive today, and got attacked bad. Even with smoke, they were super aggressive.
The landlord called, a tenant got chased inside, I returned an hour later and they were waiting. I took the hive down, double bagged and buried it to kill them. I took the cone and some screen down, and my veil, clothing and gloves took hundreds of stings. I took about 6 stings to the arms. A quarter mile hike still had them after me.
So, I told the land lord to call a bee removal company to pull the wall and kill them. Was that the right thing?
I suspect they are Africanized, or just super surly.
I also split my other hives today, and they were all fairly mean when I worked with them. Weather is fine, 80 degrees, light winds. What happend?