Oldtimer, I think I know what you were talking about, though. I've got one hive, my strongest and the one that made honey for me this past year, that the bees tend to seem nervous on the comb. They will indeed "run" the comb a bit and if you mess with them too much they will begin to have an attitude. I think that is a colony that won't put up with a lot of foolishness. I'm trying to go all 8-frame mediums but when I purchased this colony it came in a 10-frame deep...I'm not really looking forward to finding the queen and isolating her above a queen excluder so I can go back later and remove that 10-frame box...I don't think they're going to like that.

Ed