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  1. #41
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    X3million on the camelback. Also you can buy cooling vests that have ice pack inserts. Haven't had to use either beekeeping but I used to work at an oil refinery in Texas. A nomex (fire retardant) suit is super hot and can't be ventilated. Cooling vests were mandatory in summer and they would buy you a camelback.
    1yr Beekeeper running foundation-less, all medium langs
    Goals: Cut comb & pollination, IPM w/minimal chemicals

  2. #42
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    I also work in the oilfield, luckily our FR clothes are not the NOMEX, but jeans and shirt that are FR rated, and yes all that gets hot. As far as pads, did get a chilly pad wich is a sponge type membrane that REALLY works well
    "If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking."
    - General George Patton

  3. #43
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    Emergen-C which you can get at Wal-Mart, cooconut milk & pedialite can help. I mix a packet of Emergen-C in my bottle of water before I go out & again every 3 hours or so. When I was first advised of this I couldn't believe the difference it made. Don't have to drink as much water & only feel whipped instead of half dead. I do wish I owned the company.

  4. #44
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    I'm glad I read this. I got superheated a couple times this summer because I would get wrapped up in working on stuff and got very thirsty. I didn't get heat stroke but I got very dehydrated. I should get a camelbak backpack or at least be bit more careful in the future. It's easy for me to get to working bees and lose track of time. I'm glad that you are okay BjornBee. Your post is a good one in relation to beekeeping safety.

  5. #45
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    I wish I had read these comments before last Friday as I had tried to get a few eggs on a frame to put in a queenless hive. Problem was it was around 103 degrees here in Las Vegas and I mistakenly thought I could do it faster and lalso left my wrist skin exposed. After picking up two or three frames that the comb fell out of the bees got pretty upset and then the smoker burlap was out so I had no smoke until someone brought me more . In the meantime I was getting stung on the wrists about fifty or a hundred times but I think due to age 78 I found it really didn't hurt or bother me much so I wasn't too concerned. Coundn"t find eggs and decided I couldn't keep damaging the combs so much so took one with brood and some open cells but due to glasses dropping off couldn't seeif eggs or not but didn't think so Got so hot sweating a great deal and felt a little dizzy but wanted to first close up both hives before stopping. Felt a little dizzy and thought I better get on hands and knees before passed out. about ten feet to door and by time got to door felt so hot I thought I had to get my suit off and get some fresh air.Fortunate people helping me but then I went into some kind of shock, frothing at the mouth and shaking. Someone called the 911 and though the hospital is only about four blocks away I guess I was as red as a tomato or purple and about died . They gave me shots to stop swelling. I felt very good the next day but they wouldn't let me come home until 10 Am today and then I didn't get out of the hospital until 3PM. Now the doctor says I need to get rid of the bees as I am alergic to them I don't know if he is right but I will try to learn much more about it. He claims all doctors will tell me the same thing. He did figure I had more than two hundred stings but I think maybe more and believe it was a reaction to too many bee stings rather than being alergic to bees but I now would like to hear from others. The moral to this story may to don't take a chance on loosing your life just to finish some task and protect your self from stings even if it doesn't hurt much. Now I wonder if I'll ever find this page again as I got here in trying to learn how to post a new subject.

  6. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by samoadc View Post
    Now I wonder if I'll ever find this page again as I got here in trying to learn how to post a new subject.
    If you click on your name at the top of this page (where it says "welcome samoadc") it will take you to your profile page, on the left there is a link to a list of all the posts you have made - if you can't remember where you ade a post
    Cheryl
    "Luck favors the prepared!"

  7. #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeytripping View Post
    I also work in the oilfield, luckily our FR clothes are not the NOMEX, but jeans and shirt that are FR rated, and yes all that gets hot. As far as pads, did get a chilly pad wich is a sponge type membrane that REALLY works well
    Dow had blue nomex overalls. The few times we had contractors show up in the FR jeans and shirts they got REALLY tired of us wandering over to ask if they were FR.
    1yr Beekeeper running foundation-less, all medium langs
    Goals: Cut comb & pollination, IPM w/minimal chemicals

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