Yesterday I thought I should do some serious weeding in the back 40. The last time I tried, probably about a year ago, the bees made their displeasure known, so I went away. Lately, I've been in front of the hives several times, many times sitting about 7' in front of the hives and no one bothered me. So while weeding about 6' in front of the hive, a bee came by, buzzed me and got "caught" in my hair. I walked away and it went away, but that reminded me to put on my veil. Thank God I did because about 10 minutes later, I felt a sting to my chest! I felt another, and then one on my arm. I pulled my shirt away while it attempted to sting me more while I walked away. It would not leave, so I smushed it with my gardening gloves. Now what's up? Are they telling me they prefer the raggedly garden look or what? The weather hasn't been the greatest BTW; we've had a couple days of rain and probably won't let up until day after today. It's chillier than usual too. I don't understand the Jekyll and Hydeness of it all.