We hived our 2 packages on April 11th. Everything seemed to be going well from the outside so we didn't check them until yesterday. Everything seems to be going well. One hive which has plastic frames and foundation is 70% drawn out. Lots of honey and brood. I was a little concerned because they seemed a little aggressive. It was about 5pm and there was some weather moving in, which I wonder if that could be what the problem was. They seemed to have aggressive behavior towards my new shiny hive tool, first off. Then they made some aggressive flights towards my face. I was wearing vinyl gloves, because the big leather ones are so cumbersome. Not sure if they didn't like those but they were landing on my hands and I could feel a lot of vibrating when they did. I did get stung on the finger. I decided not to pull every frame out to inspect. Pulled one frame of honey to put in a second deep which we put on and then closed it up. I did open the entrance reducer to the next bigger size.
Went on to the next hive which is foundationless. They seemed much less aggressive. The one deep I have on is a little less than 50% drawn out. Honey, brood and pollen seen. Looked good so I disturbed them as little as possible also. Didn't change anything.
So, what was going on with the first hive? Was it the weather coming in? Time of day? My movements? Sensed my nervousness since this was my first inspection. Sensed my husband's extreme nervousness, even though he was back away from the hive a little and taking pictures? The blue vinyl gloves??
I have pictures and will post the link as soon as I get my Picasso to open