Re: Brushing bees from frames, without repercussions
You can also turn the frame up sideways and brush upwards toward the top of the frame it doesn't make them as mad as when you sweep downward. (I found this out at our last regional meeting), since cells are drawn out at an angle any bees in the cells are bent backward when you brush them downward, in essence your trying to break their backs and they don't like it. By brushing toward the top your brushing them out of the cell. Just remember like the other posts say flick the brush, not long brushing strokes.
"Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown