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  1. #1
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    Default What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    I live in az with mean bees and would like to buy a new suit any ideas? I have a M.lake now but want a better quality if there is.
    how is this one?
    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/produ...roducts_id=672

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Check the guy at the top of this page...I got one of his and have yet to be disappointed.

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Ever see one of those deep sea diving suites with the air hoses running to a aircompresser. I don't think AFB could sting through them, but being in a metal suite in AZ. might not be a good thing, unless they could run AC through those hoses. Just kidding, couldn't help my self. Jack

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    yeah check the guy at the top.

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    well I am a firefighter, but the Turnouts are still too warm.

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    the first thing I'd do is look into re-queening with gentler bees
    I don't see any use in keeping bees that require nuclear protection

    Dave

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    I will requeen the hives once i can get close. I have found a few feral hives out in the desert. and would like to work them. They look very strong!

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Check the guy at the top of this page...I got one of his and have yet to be disappointed.

    ditto

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    I've never owned a bee suit...if I have a hive too hot to handle, I requeen. I always use a veil and occasionally gloves. fwiw.
    "If all you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail." - A.H. Maslow

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    "I've never owned a bee suit"

    re-queening that hot hive must be quite an adventure

    Dave

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    I buy the lightest weight, largest suits I can find. My wife says that is so the bees have room to fly around inside. I wear the suit over just briefs and nothing else, and it is to keep the sun off and keep cool, not to protect from bees. It also keeps the the honey and propolis off my skin. Oh, and I always wear sandals, too, unless it is cold or raining.

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by markmaster View Post
    Check the guy at the top of this page...I got one of his and have yet to be disappointed.

    Sorry, but I have to show my ignorance here.... Who is at the top of this page? Where it says 'contact us'? If I click on Beesource it brings up a lot of links...

    Larry

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Go to the top see the picture of a guy in a bee suit called ventilated bee suites Top Rated.
    Mash it and it will bring you the the location

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    Go to the top see the picture of a guy in a bee suit called ventilated bee suites Top Rated.
    Mash it and it will bring you the the location
    OK, I see it now, thanks....

    It doesn't show up in Firefox with Adblock installed

    Larry

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by drobbins View Post
    "I've never owned a bee suit"

    re-queening that hot hive must be quite an adventure

    Dave
    A lot of smoke... but I really hate it when I get nailed between the shoulder blades on a sweaty, hot summer day.
    "If all you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail." - A.H. Maslow

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by markmaster View Post
    Check the guy at the top of this page...I got one of his and have yet to be disappointed.
    Me too.... I love mine...

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    I just wear a suit of white cotton coveralls. They will stop 95% of the stings. A friend of mine got one of the nylon bee proof suits, and he and I worked together is doing a very minor cutout. He got so hot in the nylon, that he almost had a heart attack. In fact, I think he did have one. So, keep that in mind, if the temperatures are warm. I get thoroughly soaked, from sweat,in my cotton coveralls, and I just wear a tee shirt and shorts underneath it.

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    I've never been stung through my Golden Bee suit; in fact, it was tested on AHB, from what I understand.

    Sondra

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    Default Re: What is the best Bee Suit to buy?

    (The OP probably has bought his bee suite by now, but for others researching what bee suit to get: )

    I have an UltraBreeze bee suit. It wasn't cheap, but it is well-made and I have never been stung while using it. In the summer, I wear just my underware under the Ultrabreeze and stay realtively cool.

    IMHO, the Ultrabreeze was well worth the cost and I'd buy another if something happened to my first one.
    --shinbone
    (3rd year, 12 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)

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