A friend of mine was asking me to check their daughter's hive sometime whenever I had a chance. I don't think this hive was checked until early this spring, and today I had a little time and decided to get a peek at it. I puffed a little smoke, opened the top and found out that these buggers were a bit more defensive that I am used to. Next thing you know a cloud of bees surrounds me, dive bombing me left and right trying to cover me. I decided to walk a away for a second and go back. This time I took off the top box (which had no frames built out), and check the next one. The frames had so much propolis on them that when I tried to use my frame lifter on them, it was actually breaking the ears of the frames off, and again the bees were in a swarm around me, meaner than heck. All I could see was honey and burr comb everywhere not an egg or larvae in side. I had to get out of there because they were a little more PO.'d than before. I tried to walk away from the hive and 10 of them were still all over me and following me no matter where I went. They finally went away until about 20 minutes later. The real question is, what do I do with this hive?