I have to brag on my Russian bees. I killed alto of flies and the bees never even fly over at me. I have been working them, lifting frames, checking for the queen and just the normal stuff with no veil, only gloves and I really don't need them. I will be changing to a soft leather work glove soon. I have not been stung, even in my gloves. I have never worked bees this gentle. Also the packages are 5 weeks old and ready for their second story. I can't wait until next spring. I should have plenty of honey if the weather cooperates. Russian bees are great!
Where did you get them?