Lot's to say here, but I'll try to keep it short. I have one hive with two deeps and two extracted supers placed on top for cleaning. I needed to remove the cleaned up supers. The bees were cranky yesterday and bombing me before I started, but I ignored the warnings and proceeded with the removal. Smoked the front and top and fumed boarded the top super and other than an unusually large number of angry bees I got it off with no problems. The agitated bees prompted me to perform a full inspection in fear that I'd lost the queen. I took off the bottom super and found all honey frames in the top deep...good for winter. In the bottom deep, where there was once a large amount of honey before, now there were LOTS of pollen frames, some scattered capped brood and some larvae, but very little honey. But there are TONS of bees with little room. So many, in fact, that I'm surprised they haven't swarmed. Here's where things went bad. The bees were already bombing me through all this, but then I made the mistake of dropping the last frame of the bottom deep into the box with a thud. That did it. I cloud of bees boiled up in my face, on my legs and on my hands. I got numerous stings on my legs, hands and wrists (I had a veil on). I was literally scraping stingers out of parts of body while still being stung elsewhere. I ran in panic mode across the yard swatting at bees all around my head. Then, not wanting to leave the hive open, I went back to the hive, tried to smoke the bottom deep. Smoker died. So I had the brilliant idea to put the fume board on the bottom deep to move the bees down. So I just held it above the box with a small gap above because there were bees covering the edges. Bad idea. The bees poured out the top like lava out of a volcanoe out the top over the sides and dropping to the ground. I ended up hastily (my fingers and hands were hurting) brushing bees off top edges of the bottom deep as best I could and plunked the top deep and covers on and got the heck out of dodge. Heck I might have killed the queen for all I know. Anyway, I've got lots of swelling in my arms and wrists, joints that don't work so well in my fingers and actually a bit of fever and chills last night. Now I'm beginning to wonder if I've got what it takes to be a beekeeper. My body did not react well to the numerous stings and I really got spooked out there yesterday.