I hear ya Wayne!
I was out there the same time as you doing bee stuf..Actually, before the sun came up.
I'm going to tell you what i do to keep cool messing with the bees. Its something that most people think is stupid, and definitely unsafe.....At any rate,....I dont suit up...... I've been getting by using just smoke..No jacket, no veil..usually no shirt...When I do suit up, or put on my veil, its because the bees TELL ME TOO!
When the bees tell me to, theres no if, ands, or buts!. Paul came over to help me for awhile this AM.....He was complaining about how hot it was, and how he dont wanna get stung..It was kind funny though.....I'm up to my elbows scooping up bees from 2 swarms...One sting on my finger...Pauls going around trying to feed my bees, all suited up...Got stung a few times before he made it all the way to the kitchen to hide..Pauls a swatter/runner...heh heh,...I told him to lite the smoker and puff the feeders a few times. They always get me when I feed them if I dont puff..A little puff goes a long way!
Well,...Thats all I have to offer :)