Haha mine seem to be pretty mellow but my sister discovered that they really don't like black, otherwise I could sit next to the hive and they don't care.Hi Sarah and welcome! I'm in West Palm Beach. not far but not that close. I belong to Palm Beach Beeks. Our meetings are the first Friday of the month at 6:30 pm. You can check us out at http://www.palmbeachbeekeepers.com/
Get ready for your amazing and aggravating new hobby! BTW, just so ya know, the bees don't read the books. Message me if you would like.
Thanks for the tip! I have the equipment but I only wear/use it if I am opening the hive or adjusting something.Hi Sara,
A little futher north in Lakeland, FL. yes, my grandaughter can attest to bees not liking fuzzy nor black!! Glad you got ya a hive. Working on 3 here and wanting to split into 5 by fall. I found out recently that even the gentle ones can get "hot n touchy". (they are females after all!) Make sure you have the euipment, Veil, smoker, and a hive tool. Everything else can be improvised. Have fun and welcome to Beesource!!