"Has anyone received a sting in this suit yet?"
I have not yet. Others have but rarely and
often due to operator error.
"About how expensive are they?"
Last I heard they start at $199 and go up to
$239 depending on size. This includes shipping
and a pair of useless gloves.
"Why would people was their suits every week? I have had my suit all season, and I haven't washed it once. It's not dirty at all!"
They don't.... It depends on your activity
and sweat factor I suppose. Also if the suit
gets stung (not you) the scent can make them
"Do people wash their gloves? I have heard that if you crush a couple of bees the alarm pheromone can get on them and make the bees nervous when you go to work with the hive. But my gloves are made of leather and I'm afraid it would make them stiff!"
If my glove gets a sting I quickly give the
area a good puff or two of smoke. You can wash
the gloves. Here's Wells Lamont directions for
In order to maintain shape of the gloves, wash gloves while wearing.
* Remove excess dirt by using a mild abrasive cleanser.
* Rinse cleanser and dirt from glove with cold water.
* Apply a mink oil based leather conditioner while gloves are wet.
* Remove gloves from hands and hang dry.