East Texas Pine Rooter·
Went to get the bees this morning. I had a full suit on, used a little smoke, and bees came pouring out. The queen excluder had a hole in the wood, so there were two hive openings. I decided to maybe wait till almost dark, then on second thought i decided to just go far it. I took the top with the shallow hive, and put it on my bottom board. The brood box was already stapled to the existing bootom board, so i loaded that. I sliped a ratchet strap around them both, and bees were every where, and p---- off. That is one bunch of aggressive bees. I tryed to insert the #8 hardware cloth, but couldn't get in the opening, and they were still comming out. I let them settle down for maybe 15 minutes, and just walked away. I walked maybe 100-yards, and maybe a dozen was still buzzing my head net, and bouncing off my gloves. I had a pair of old work pants, I stuffed them the best I could in both hive bottoms, closed the tail gate, and left. there were no hive boddies left for the remaining left behind bees. I had a half donen in the crew cab with me. I was glad for the extra room. I kept my suit on for the ride to the farm, some 20-miles. I backed up to the concrete tile well lid and stared unloading. I put a newer queen excluder on above the single deep super. I installed their shallow hive box on top of that. I had a new deep super that I put on to give them some room, a telescoping hive top, and the old top. Their queen excluder had several big spots of wax, with honey on it. I left it by the opening, and they were cleaning it up. I went back after a couple of hours to find that I didn't remove the hardware cloth from the opening, and bees were everwhere. I suited back up, and removed it. I walked through the heavy woods to brush them off me, but they kept comming. I hopped on my 4-wheel mule, and left the truck with them, and the bees didn't follow. I have bee drops all over my windshield, and on the metal body. It's kinda yellow looking. Do you think I might have a african colony, are just some aggresive bees? Now what should I do with them next?