I took my first trip to the fatbeeman's apiary yesterday to pick-up 4 nukes. It was a great experience in a beautiful place. He helped my modify my equipment a bit to ensure a safe drive home (3 1/2 hour drive) and of course taught me a couple of things while I was there.
Having seen his videos I knew how gentle his bees are so I was very comfortable working the bees without a veil. Have you ever worked bees in just shorts and tee-shirt? Now that is a nice way to do it.