I had an Oak log that was cut up from earlier in the spring. It was laying about 8 feet in front of some hives. At ng to sting my jacket least 5 pieces are directing in front of the hives but at least eight feet distant.
Anyway, I took the tractor over and was able to get one piece loaded before I got bumped about twenty times. Even though the logs were 8 feet out in front, the first piece was about 15 or 20 feet to the side or toward the front corner. I did not get stung but I got slammed in the head about 20 times before I could get out of dodge.
Meanwhile the tractor is still sitting over there running. I went and got a viel and jacket and tried to load a couple more. That was a mistake. Even though I did not get stung, I believe I would have if I woud have stayed at it. I had hundreds of bees butting me and trying to sting my jacket,veil, and gloves.
Even though it was about 80 degrees and sunny, it was down in the low 40's last night. The first really chilly night we've had so far.
I guess I will wait until lat this evening or first thing tommorow to move the wood.