Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019
Pretty sure that is normal behavior for a strong hive this time of year. I inspected a couple of nucs the other day and the first three were nice and calm, but also only a few frames of bees. The last nuc was a double deep with nine frames of bees. As soon as I popped the inner cover, the girls let me know they were not happy. Had 30-40 bumping the veil the whole time. As soon as I closed it back up they calmed down. A hot hive would have stayed on me. This hive also had a lot of capped sugar syrup so I can understand their desire to protect it.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.