With these gloves I am even more confident than with my leather gloves because I can handle the frames so much easier with greater feel. I also don't squish as many bees and can work much faster.
Maybe, oneday I will be confident enough without gloves but each time I have tried without gloves by bees have scolded me well with their stingers.
Even if they don't sting you, you have to get used to the bees crawling on you. I am not there yet. Sometimes I would react and then the bees get mad.....
So, for me, the nitrile gloves are a godsend.