Here’s a quiet video of me picking up a couple bees in the snow and letting them crawl on my hands:
Some browsers seem to flatten the aspect ratio on this video and I don’t know why and I don’t have the patience to try and fix it. View it on the YouTube page for accurate playback.
I flicked the first bee away after it stuck its butt in the air. That’s not usually the sign of a relaxed bee. I put the second bee back in the hive. The last shot shows the field behind our shed that we would load up with hives if it wasn’t for neighbourhood vandals. Urban beekeeping has its challenges.