I only have one active hive at the moment. I am told that here in Ethiopia that it is the time to harvest honey. The rainy season ended a couple of months ago. I am trying to inspect the hive to see if it is ready. We were out about an hour after sun rise. We were smoking them and removed the top. We pulled a couple of the top bars out and the bees got really angry. They found their way under the mosquito net I put over my hat and found their way up my jacket. I got 7 stings. My house is 70 yards away and they followed me in the house. I waited 5 minutes and opened the door and they were waiting for me. My helpers wanted to try it as the sun was setting. It was just as ugly. I only got nailed once this time. I'm not in a hurry to go out for a while. I still have 2 swollen eyes. Do I need to go out in the dark? Are they just too aggressive and I should give it up. Any advice? I have tried the honey from this hive when they were in another location. Great honey.