I have a hive that has taken to stinging me through my beesuit and clothes. They don't go after me when I'm standing ten feet from the hive, but then again it is a new package this spring so it's not that strong yet. If it happens again tomorrow morning, I am thinking of requeening. Seems like this is a good time to do it. The heat killed everything so we are going into a dearth. I had planned to switch to 2:1 sugar water around July 15th, maybe just a bit later (I think the goldenrod, our big Fall flow, comes in around mid-Sept, but everything is early this year).
When do you all switch to 2:1 (if feeding)? And would that be a good time to requeen?