Lifting the cover to puff in some smoke. The guard bees let off a certain smell that mean something is attacking the hive and the whole hive will swarm you to protect their home and honey. The smoke is to confuse them so they don't attack you.
Taking off the honey supers.
This is the queen excluder. The bees here are dead drones that have been kicked out the hive. They are only around to mate with the queen to create more bees which they don't need right now since winter is coming.
Looking inside the hive body.