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Just an observation but in summer when there is a tendency to beard due to heat I've noticed that some of my colonies also get pissy on inspection.

Offsetting the top box fwd/back just enough to allow for entrance/ventilation/chimney makes a world of difference in their temperment I suspect in part b/c it allows more workers back into the hive to work.

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If they aren't foraging then more are home defending their turf and contributing to the bearding effect and therefor stinging the intruder, you, and therefor appearing pissy.

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If they aren't foraging then more are home defending their turf and contributing to the bearding effect and therefor stinging the intruder, you, and therefor appearing pissy.

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Marc, number of bees at home were not a factor nor was avail forage, temp. etc.....seemed to be focused upon the number of bees able to be inside (working) v sitting idle on the front porch.
 
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