I got a call last week I had a hive tipped over. Today was the first day I could get into the area to set it up. The ole girls wished me a very merry christmas. The hive had busted all apart and was wide open. We have had rain and snow since they had tipped over. I figured they would be dead. I get out there and I could see the cluster in the top deep. good and strong. put on a bee suit 45 degrees. Set the first hive body back on the bottom board. Grab the second hive body with the cluster in it and thats when it all went south. They was quick to point out I had forgot my gloves and smoker at home. I set the 2nd hive body on the first getting stung repeatedly on the hands and wrists. I walked out into the field to get away and pick the stingers out of my hands. I finally put my hands in my pockets of the bee suit as I walked to keep the bees off them and to my suprise there was my gloves. 20 or 30 stings on each hand later and 5 min or so removing stingers I got to go back in and finish closing up the hive. another lesson taught by the bees.