My least favorite piece of beekeeping equipment is the canvas gloves. They are bulky, they aren't very sting resistant, and they wear out in a single season. But, I've recieved a revelation from Kim Flottum book, "The Backyard Beekeeper." He says on page 22, "Regular rubber dishwashing gloves work well too, offering excellent dexterity when handling frames."
Everybody-this is the best piece of advice I've recieved in years. I tried them this year and I loved using yellow, rubber, dish gloves in my apiary. They're thin, they're durable, they grip well, they're 95% more sting resistent then cloth gloves, and they're CHEAP!
Their only disadvantage is that they are short, so you have to use rubberbands around your sleeves to make them bee-tight. But this is an easy concession to make, given their advantages. All this to say, has anybody else worked bees with yellow dishgloves? And if so, is their a downside that I haven't expereinced yet?