I made a foolish and unforced mistake today.
The bees have been really easy going. I've had the lid off without smoke and been around them without a veil. Just not at the same time.
Today, just before dinner and just before a thunderstorm, I decided to quickly put a crown board with butler bee escapes in between two of the top supers on Hive A.
I did this without a veil and without smoke. I tried to rush. The bees were furious.
I was stung on the ear and the eyelid. Maybe somewhere else on the head but I can't tell because my eye and my ear hurt more.
A sting in the face is quite unpleasant.