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Bees now aggressive

This is my first summer beekeeping. I tried going as they do in several videos wearing only a veil (example)–no gloves or anything. That worked fine for several inspections, but now the bees seem really aggressive even after smoking them. A couple inspections ago I got stung on each hand and the forearm, and last time even with a suit and gloves on I got stung on the wrist. I could see the bees moving onto me pretty quickly. Some were trying to sting through the thick gloves. Before when they ignored me I noticed they were moving onto my hands much earlier.

It's made much more reluctant to go sleeveless/gloveless, and I'm wondering what caused the change. Any suggestions?

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