how do you judge the mean factor of a hive....how mean is normal....say for outside factors where they are mean like a derth or queenlessness but normaly wouldnt be...or...mean-ness from genetics and aint gonna change. The feral hive has been meaner since it requeened itself....so has one of the splits from it...another split from it is not mean...nor are my 2 other hives....those two get me every time i go in them....just a few stings...but even tho i expect to get stung now an again....every time is not to my liking. It has been hot an rainy....there is a derth now and all the hives are all light an full of brood...i see them bringing in pollon but they are using it all an storing none. they arent near as mean as some stories ive heard on here but unless i want to get stung its riot gear time...what yall think ???