Aggressive hive help
I have a hive this year that is really aggressive.
Today I went to inspect it and was sting multiple times (4-5) before even getting a frame out.
Any tips for working with an aggressive hive? I had on my beekeeping jacket, gloves and jeans. All the stings are on my legs and ankles.
I’ve become nervous (and avoidant) to inspect my hives due to this hives aggressiveness.
Last time I was able to really look at the hive it seemed like brood space was minimal and lots of honey stores.I have an extra deep I could put on (for a total of 3) would that help? I didn’t smoke them today. That helps but they’re still aggressive.
Thanks for any advice/suggestions!