were you using a weed wacker where the noise was bothersome to them?? I know when I make a lot of noise and my wife is sleeping she gets really cranky too!
LOL well it just got worse for her then! A month ago, i could open my hive with just a veil and no gloves.....last week tried to do the same thing and they were have nuthin to do with it!! No matter the smoke and going slow....soon as I tried lifting a frame out they came boiling out of there and all over me. Walked away and kept coming back and eventually gave up and put it back togather for another day. Might just have to put the ole gloves on, though I hate handling the frames with them but I'll need to get in there at some point. They really do change moods quick thats for sure! Reminds me of someone that I live with... or maybe she was just having a bad day.
That's really interesting. I've heard that eating bananas is supposed to attract mosquitoes, too. I don't know. I eat a banana every day. Yesterday, one hive was completely docile, and the other kept bumping me. On the other hand, mosquitoes LOVE me.You haven't been eating bananas have you? If I've been eating bananas for several days and even walk by my hives sometimes I get bumped. Several times I have been stung. Same conditions (sun, wind, temp, etc) and not eating bananas and the bees ignore me. Alarm scent supposedly smells like bananas.
my ladies treat me good"These little ladies are flat out mean some days, and other days it seems as though they sing to me as I'm checking the hive. Bottom line...ya never know the mood of the hive! "
Well they are all females......................
Well then how do you get those swarms down?!?!? :banana:Eating bananas is no problem as long as you don't start swinging in the nearby trees.
"Say, who's that swingin' around up there?"
"Aww, it's just another Beekeeper. Them folks get a little crazy sometimes – seems just one bee-sting is enough to make 'em do it ..."
After the swelling dies down, my skin is soft and smooth at the location of the sting. I'll tell you what's NOT a positive side effect though -- I don't appear to be getting any smarter because I keep on getting stung!by the way, has anyone else noticed any positive bee sting affects.
I usually get quite bad hayfever, which antihistamines cannot touch, but for a day or two after a bee sting I clear as a bell.