Need advice for 1 year old Beekeeper from San Diego, CA
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.