Nice to see you working the bees in a t-shirt. That's good PR right there.
I thought it would be best to go without the veil for the camera, and the bees on that end are newer hives that are very gentle.
On the other end are colonies that have been established for a while and they can be a little testy at times. I did pull a frame of honey from one on that end and you can see my friend Ted's kid eating it at the end of the segment.
The camera guy loved to take these really long extended shots and when I pulled the honey frame I had forewarned him that we would want to be in and out of there, but he insisted I hold the frame, wait, a little longer he'd say, can you hold it there, etc...
Well after it seemed like an eternity, 3 minutes or so, the bees started becoming a little testy and my friend's youngest son was right beside me. I told him to go over to his Dad and I would bring the honey over, had to tell him over and over again.
Finally the bees had had enough and one followed us away from that end and the little booger got one right on the nose! The camera man said I had given him several warnings, but oh well, Dad was too busy talking with the reporter!
He was alright after a few shed tears and after he had the honey chunk in his mouth he forgot all about the sting.
BTW, I had no idea the kids would be there or I would have insisted they stay back or have protection, but the lure of a few minutes of fame, Dad couldn't resist!