This is my first year keeping bees. Have 3 hives now and have been feeling pretty good about myself checking supers without gloves or long sleeves.
Today I checked supers on 2 different hives without any trouble. The 2nd is the one I posted about on here last week having a lot of brood in the super that I was going to leave for winter.
All the brood had hatched with the exception of just a few still emerging bees. So, I thought I would remove the super and look into the brood box. It was packed really tight and when I pulled the end rack out I rolled a bunch of bees out and man did they work on me. Got several stings on both hands and arms.
Not feeling to proud of myself now. Ouch!