Tlyn. You noticed a current of air, that is cool. Yes, hundreds and hundreds of bees fanning can create quite an air current. That is why it is important to have good ventilation in a hive. Going without gloves you will get used to pretty darn quickly. And...another cool thing about going gloveless is that when you come even close to a bee you can feel them, that way they are not harmed.
I remember one day last wintertime I was outside observing my colonies. It was a sunny day, but well below 0 celsius, so it was ding dang cold. I, being the nosey person that I am, wanted to look closely into one of the colonies. I removed the entrance reducer and stuck my head close to the entrance. The likelihood of a bee coming out was remote, they were in the winter cluster. As I placed my face close to this entrance, I felt like I had put my head into a warm and balmy day, somewhere in the South Pacific. The warmth coming from inside the colony that was so clearly felt.....That took me to wonderful places in my mind's eye. I pictured myself down on a warm beach, basking in the sun. Now that may seem weird, but I clearly recall this feeling, this beautiful emotion of warmth and happiness, and the scent of the hive made it even more memorable. Inside the bee colony is very warm, like that beautiful and warm sunny day. Oh dear, I do so ramble sometimes....beautiful and most wonderful day, lovin' and livin' this lovely life we all share. Cindi