How did I get stung 30-40 times on each ankle? I took the cover off the first hive to put feeders back on and the bees poured out through the inner cover hole in a solid stream. I had my jeans and bee suit cuffs tucked into my socks like always - never stung there before.
Yesterday noticed 50 or so dead bees in front of each hive. On examination, found them to be missing body parts; legs, etc. Watched for a few minutes and saw a couple of bees ejected from hive to fall dead - robbing at it's best. I reduced the entrances but am not convinced that will take care of the problem.