Took some bees out of a brick post today. They seemed gentle enough....before I started. I gave them a few puffs before unloading the pickup. Then another couple puffs -some might say not to use smoke on cut outs, but I tried it today. Pretty soon there was a cloud of bees around me headbutting and stinging my clothes, gloves and veil. There were a fair number blocking my vision. I stopped for a moment to ponder whether or not my protective equipment was going to be adequate. It was. I had gone in 'overprotected' but, as it turned out, it was good to wear a painter's overalls, an Ultra breeze jacket and leather gloves. Three got into my veil, that was all -operator error It felt like I was out in the rain, but instead of raindrops hitting me all over, it was the bees. I decided not to keep these bees. In fact I decided to take them out of the gene pool. A sad, sad act for me, but seemed necessary. Wall to wall brood, didn't see any nectar or honey. Saw at least two queen cells, maybe they were queenless and making an emergency queen....? Did I over react?