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    Just got off the horn with the owner of golden bee. He is doing well despite being devestated by 3 hurricanes.

    They have moved to Picanyuna, Miss and are back in biz. Stock on hand is now at 150 (half of normal).

    Phone and address:

    Golden Bee Products
    3524 Hwy 43 North
    Picayune, Miss. 39466
    601.799.5660

    Just sent my check off for my first one. (got tingle butt just thinking about it).

    He invented (and patented) the suit 15 years or so ago after a nasty June day in Louisanna.

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    Glad to hear that all is well with the old folks. I worried that something would happen to them last year so I bought a spare then. Glad I did.

    Thanks for the updated address and phone.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    No problem.........

    For an 80 year old he stays pretty active. Does not have bees anymore though. Was a pleasure to talk with.

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    Is there a website or information he puts out for marketing?

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    No website......... No credit cards....... Just old fashioned person to person phone and mail.

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    Sundance,

    Do you remember the price of the suit?
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    >Is there a website or information he puts out for marketing?

    I used to see the ads in ABJ and BC.

    >Do you remember the price of the suit?

    I paid $199 for my first and $219 for my second. Both came with gloves, a $20 'value'. The gloves were ok, but extremely sticky when new. Very hard to work with when they got propolis on them, but had vents on the back of the hands that kept them very cool. I tried to get them to discount for keeping the gloves, but wouldn't do it.

    Bjorn, they also make an extra fat/bald size too for about $20 more.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    I got the beemaster suit from Brushy MT. $124.00. It has pockets a tool loop, elastic
    ankle and wrists, a zipper and velcro both for the hood, 100% cotton so I won't wash it. I got one size bigger then what I wear.

    I like it.
    Craig
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    What is special or unique about the Golden Bee suit?

    What is your favorite suit for bee protection?

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    &gt;&gt;I got the beemaster suit from Brushy MT. $124.00. It has pockets a tool loop, elastic
    ankle and wrists, a zipper and velcro both for the hood, 100% cotton so I won't wash it. I got one size bigger then what I wear.&lt;&lt;

    I got one from Brushy Mtn back when they carried the Sheriff suits made in England. It's 100% cotton also. It's lasted quite well, but I quit leaving it in my bee bag over winter. That bag was shrinking the darned thing.
    I've found it easier to keep bees than keep relationships. At least when I'm stung by bees I know why.

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    The Golden Bee Suit is unique in that it breaths..........

    It is made of 3 layers of mesh and is nearly 1/4" thick. Bee's are hard pressed to get at you.

    From what I hear you can literally feel the breeze on your skin.

    I don't care what kind of suit you get, but if it isn't a mesh one like Golden Bee you're gonna sweat buckets!!

    I will be hanging my english jacket up for cold weather only. Man I suffered in that!!

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    I am as tight with money as one can get mind you.

    But sweating and heat exhaustion is not worth saving a hundred bucks.

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    &gt;What is special or unique about the Golden Bee suit?

    Imagine on a hot day, working the bees and feeling the slightest breeze blowing through your bee suit. That's what's so special. It's not solid cloth, but three layers of open mesh
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Does anyone have a photo posted of the Golden Bee suit?
    I've found it easier to keep bees than keep relationships. At least when I'm stung by bees I know why.

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    You're getting me more excited about the new suit MB....

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    &gt;Does anyone have a photo posted of the Golden Bee suit?

    I do.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    I hope it's not the one with you in underwear and the suit...... Too early in the day for that.

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    Maybe I lied about the skivvies... No one comes around my bees anyway Any wonder why?
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    I know that's the way I'll be dressed when the temp is 80F and high humidity to boot. Might even leave the skivies behind.

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    BB, I really wish we could post pictures of what each person thinks of other posters. That would be interesting..

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