I am a first year keeper with 2 hives. I have noticed that when tending the bees for inspection, when using smoke, they tend to get noticeably much louder than before the smoke. They have not attacked me or even bumped the veil or jacket. I have a smoker lit each time I go to the hives to work them as recommended by all the liturature I've read (that the bees refuse to acknowledge). this smoke seems to have the opposite affect of what I'm trying to achieve. A gentle hive. Both hives are queen right. I'm puzzled.