I have seen one or two stories like that here mostly regarding getting stung without protection. I am just getting over my last error in judgment. While removing extracted supers from above the inner cover (placed there for cleaning) Wednesday afternoon, I wanted to see if any hive needed a second super. The single supers I left on each hive at harvest last Saturday each had 2 or 3 partially capped frames of honey in them, and the rest were drawn comb. The flow has been good and I didn't want to miss any. I pulled some frames from the middle of the super to check, and leaned them up against the hive. They were all beginning to be filled. A few were fat and capped.
Now I wanted to turn the excluder sideways to try out that theory I read about here. I loosened the super from the excluder and the hive, and the thought flashed across my mind to NOT pick up a partially filled super where heavy frames are slid against each side. I ignored the warning, removed the super that I had been sliding frames around in, took 2 steps, and a beautiful, heavy frame of honey slid back to-wards me and the empty space, and then fell to the ground . . . . bees and all. It broke apart spilling honey and bees at my feet. I KNEW better than to pick up a heavy, partial box with frames pushed to each side. I suppose if this is the stupidest thing I ever do that I can be thankful. I hate waste, and it sure upset me.
Any one else want to share?