What am I doing Wrong?
I have one hive with one deep super and two medium. My question is this: How do I put the supers back together after an inspection without killing bees and in turn making the hive mad and alarmed? I always smoke the super which does very little, the bees crawl back onto the sides. I also use my bee brush, same thing, they crawl back on the sides. I slide the super slowly back on just like my books tell me to do. I still manage to decapitate several bees, and alarm pheremone is in the air. Last time this happened I had one mad mess of bees. What am I doing wrong? What should I be doing differently? Can anyone help? This is making me dread hive inspection, which is not good! Help!!