I felt like our relationship was about as good as could be expected until I watched this video.
You don't have to watch the whole thing, but the part at 7:30 where he just uses his finger to move the bees aside from the queen just blew my mind. If that's how bees are supposed to behave, my bees hate me. When I pick up the frame with the queen on it - heck, when I pick up the BOX with the queen in it -- they definitely let me know that they don't approve. So what I want to know is, do most beeks have this cozy relationship with their bees?