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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Nitrile gloves will give you feel, and dexterity that
    rivals bare hands. Plus the confidence of sting
    protection. It's all about confidence.

    I can't recommend a new beekeeper going gloveless
    for the first few times.

    As far as sweat = scent.......... It's not relevent, they
    are tossed (as MG said) and the scent won't escape
    through the glove. It will with leather. My hands sweat
    in leather as well.........
    Sundance makes a excellent point regarding confidence. I have been beeking for about 1.5yrs and still wear gloves. I hated the big beekeeping gloves but did not want to spend more $ on expensives gloves that I did not like anyway. Then I read about the nitrile gloves.

    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.

  2. #22
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    Hillsboro, Wisconsin, USA
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    I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned it , but you will need bees!

    Looks good, Marcus. Have a good 1st year!

    MM

  3. #23
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    I'm wondering if its the same type of gloves. The nitrile gloves for placing Mite - Away pads on the hives? Mine are costly and clumsy. But $11. for 100 and they have more feel than the leather ones, have to check this out. Thanks.

  4. #24
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    I'm pretty familiar with your general area and I seriously doubt you'll be needing any patties to go with that sugar. There's ample pollen supply out where you are most of the year. You can experiment with one or two, but I think you'll find the girls won't even touch it.

  5. #25
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    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedar Hill View Post
    But $11. for 100 and they have more feel than the leather ones, have to check this out. Thanks.
    I just picked up nitrile gloves at Sam's Club and they
    were 2 boxes of 100 for $10. Cheap.

  6. #26
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    Feb 2009
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    Rathdrum, Idaho
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    Well done MapMan!

    I left bees out of the list intentionally to see how many people would pick up on it =] I can't believe it took so long either hehe


    on a side note - my boss walked up to me today and handed be a $350 bonus check out of the blue. He said "spend it on Raid, you will need a lot of Raid" hehe

    bonus for beekeeping stuff!

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