My hives are booming. The weather seems to have begun to move into Spring, even though rain seems to be on the horizon come next weekend.

When I came about 5-6 feet of one of my hives, a few bees became protective. I was wearing blue and green. They seem to be moving with very quick speed, but they never landed or stung me. Temp is 87 degrees. Should I be concerned that the queen could be Africanized or is this normal action for early Spring?

I am aware that those in my area start early to deal with their hives. Should I be concerned about taking honey from a honey super?

I must swap the deep with the upper deep soon - right? Do you think I should do it asap?

Any advice you can give, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!

Lori