Re: Tips for not killing a bunch of bees when putting a hive back together anyone?
I try to hover a little and then drop the front corners down first about an inch short of the front wall. That takes half the weight off the box so it is easier to shimmy it into place. Smoking does clear the top of the frames of bees most of the time but I think some bees have a death wish that insist on staying on the top ledge.
I guess I don't pay attention on the few that get in the way anymore.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping