Checked my hive for the first time in 2 weeks and they did not like it! No action in the honey super yet. I believe right now they are queenless as the hive roared when I gave them the smoke. I only got through about 5 frames in the upper deep and found a new capped queen cell. The bees were in my face and I took about 15 stings to the hands and arms so I closed it up and will wait a week or so before going in again. They have a lot of stores and the colony appears to be thriving but I guess they felt like they needed a new queen, is this normal? The old queen seemed like a good one but maybe something happened to her. I used to brag to my friends how sweet and docile my bees were...wow...not anymore! This was like an all out attack! We are in a bit of a dearth so I suspect that and being queenless has them all riled up. Its hard to type with my swollen fingers. I guess now I am a beekeeper!