April 15 continued
Candyland has formally been renamed Bitchy Bees, and an eviction notice is in progress. They are way more aggressive than I want to deal with – they attacked from the moment I lifted the top lid (solid inner cover still in place!) and got considerately more hostile the closer I got to the nuc frames. They didn’t get through my double pants (don’t have to sting my thighs YET AGAIN for me to learn that trick), but two bees were angry enough to partially get through my goat skin gloves.
So I am investigating my options. Because bees live only roughly 60 days, I can replace the current queen with a nice queen who will produce kinder progeny. Or I may see if an experienced friend is willing to take them, perhaps trade for some mellower ones.