Here’s a quiet video of me picking up a couple bees in the snow and letting them crawl on my hands:
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.