Re: Went bare handed last night - got stung
I wear the garden glove that is coated on the palm. The bees have no problem stinging through the back. I used to go bare handed but I have a problem with the sticky gooey feel that you get from working a hive. I first tried vinyl medical gloves but my hands sweat so bad in fifteen minutes the inside is soaked and these were talc coated.
Don't be afraid to change what you do. When you first start out the hive is small and if you get lucky it will get much bigger and maybe more intimidating and aggressive. Stings are bound to come but the more comfortable you are handling your bees the less likely you will get stung.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping