Have nasty hive. Always was.
Was building swarm cells so I did a 3 way split in hopes the daughters will be better while I wait for my nice hive to get big enough to raise some queens for those hives.
Daughters should be laying by now. Understand their temperament is unknown at this time.
Just took a chunk of old comb I had given them couple of weeks ago to pull the old honey and pollen from and clean it out so I can melt it - and I pulled the super that was surrounding the old comb chunk.
Was not planning on opening them up - so I only had my jacket on and not full suit.
They are in double deep now - but not doing anything with the upper deep just yet. (It did have honey and brood when I did the split)
I lifted 2 frames (99% empty) to see if they were working the foundation.
Suddenly I got the worst full scale attack that they have ever put on me.!!!
As usual, they followed me some 400' out of the bee yard and I ended up with over a dozen stings.
A lot of those workers must die.!!!
Now, I understand I can move that hive over a foot and put an empty hive in its place and the workers will go back to it when returning from foraging.
Once I get them trapped in the new hive - what or how is the best way to dispatch them. ???