I have been in my hives a lot lately - inspection last Sunday, splitting on Tuesday, queening on Wednesday, and now we can't step out onto the back patio without 2 or 3 bees head butting us, like almost immediately. From the patio the hives are maybe 30 ft. away. And coming home early this evening I got out of the car in the driveway to be greeted by another head butter, this on the other side of the house. Here is bird's eye view of yard location http://technowerkz.com/house.png
and setup just after queening http://technowerkz.com/IMG_1137.JPG
I am getting concerned for the neighbors since these bees seem aggressive a ways away now. Is this normal after so much invasion into the hives? My hives have grown from 2 to 5 and I wonder if I have just too many bees in my yard now. I am prepared to sell off a couple hives anyway because when I look out the window now I think, man, if I was a neighbor and saw this I would not be digging it. The volume of bees is huge right now. I am just kind of shocked at how much the population has grown in the last month and actually started thinking about how nice a couple of swarms could be! It doesn't much look like a hobby anymore.
The only hive I didn't queen was the boomer which is a superceded queen, so I have these probably unwarranted concerns of AHB, yet I was digging into them this week as described above and nary a sting.
If this behavior goes on very long I am going to have to find a yard to put them in. Any suggestions?