I think I'm going to give a description of my hive before I really talk about my aggression problem. It's a three box warre hive and it sure has grown fast since I've only had it for about 2 months and it's progressed to beginning comb production in the third box (I only added the third box recently.) I feed them 1:1 with essential oils (lemon grass, tea tree, spearmint) and they do have a pretty good supply of flowers too, its in my back yard and I live in a suburban area with plenty of plants. Where I live we do sure get plenty of hot weather (regularly high 90s), and it is pretty humid too, but I have a ventilation rim on the hive and I have them under a large tree with a lot of shade and they have plenty of water near them. They've been pretty darn docile since I've had them and I hadn't been stung yet until recently (ive been wearing just the veil, too hot for a suit really.)
About I'd say two weeks ago I went in and gave the hive a pretty big inspection, checked about half of the frames in each of the boxes individually and I also turned the hive entrance to another side since I was worried I was getting too many bees flying into my neighbors yard. All in all the inspection was awesome and the bees were very good. I had finished and left the hive for about five minutes to fill up the jars with syrup and when I came back the bees were VERY pissed. I had bees purposefully exiting the hive to attack me and I barely got the syrup on before I got a few stings.
Since then theres been a pretty intense heat wave over us, it's been in the mid 100s every day and its been humid. I decided to move the hive back about a few feet to keep them better shaded. Well low and behold the bees were incredibly pissed with me moving them over, I had to wear my entire suit and put on two layers of jeans and I still got stung through my sock and somehow one got into my suit and got my chest.
I did a little reading online but I can't really find too many articles talking about bee aggression like this. It was like they were africanized or something. I got the bees from a local guy who has actually been breeding the local feral bees because they can handle the heat pretty well.
Thanks in advance, this is my first thread also