I have 3 hives that are mean as dog snot. I treat them exactly the same as my others hives but they attack from the get go and do not stop until you leave. Sometimes, they are so bad that I can't even go through the brood box properly. Even the ones that don't take wing to attack, will boil over and crawl in every crack. Even though they make lots of honey, I've had enough. I've begun to avoid them so I'm ready to spend some bucks and requeen.
Honey production at this point is no concern for me. I'll take what I get and if I get nothing more, I'll be content. Who has the best queens as far as gentleness. Also, could/should I order them now or wait until fall?