Grumpy Nucs. suggestions?
Made a couple of 5 frame nucs on Monday, 1 and ½ frames of brood with good stores of honey on top and on the back side of the second frame, 1 empty frame in the middle and two frames of good capped honey rounding them out. Nice supply of young bees from two different hives. Tuesday I picked up the new Carni queens, bees were grumpy but not over exceptionally so. Queens installed no major balling or pisseyness, I left the cork in the end planned on going in tomorrow 48 hours later and removing the cork. But today they are just flat PISSY. I walk outside and I get dive bombed and head butted, little buggers are GRUMPY. Suggestions? And is this typical?