Why are my bees so mean?
I see youTube videos all the time where keeps are handling hives and bees with no protection, well I can't do this, I go the the yard and just look from about 15 yards away, and the guard bees come after me.
I dare not get any closer without protection.
So every time I go to the hive they come after me, how many? many 5 to 10, not the whole hive.
I'm a second year keep, this only happens to 3 of my 4 hives, which are all related to the original queen, the fourth hive is a new queen, I can walk up fairly close to that hive without any interference from the guards.
So next year, do I need to get new nicer queens for my three existing hives, for my own satisfaction?