Last time I took a frame from my bees, they were all over me and I had to scramble to put on my veil and gloves and re-light the smoker. Today I just peeked into my top super to check on progress. The frame I pulled was fully capped, so I decided not to put it back. I put my top board back on with a ventilation spacer, then I held the frame up to that opening and the bees started marching back into the hive. About a 100 did not want to leave, so I just gently blew on the frame to get them going. The last 5 or 6 had to be brushed off with my fingers and I walked off with the frame. so there you go: took honey with no smoke, no protective gear, and no stings. These little creatures continue to amaze me with their gentleness.