I have not yet started bee keeping, but intend to soon. I live in Deep South Texas, where today, the heat index is near 110. It will only get hotter over the coming months, and temperature is always a concern. I am looking at ordering the vented suit from Mann Lake, and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this suit. Does it protect well? Being in South Texas, I am concerned that my bees will slowly (or maybe quickly) become very aggressive, and want to make sure I am getting a suit that will protect me and keep me cool. Any recommendations on suits that will keep me cool? Also, never having owned bees before, should I go with a full suit, knowing that someday I will be dealing with very aggressive bees, or will blue jeans (and jacket) adequately protect me.

Thanks for the help, so far, perusing the forum has been a wealth of information.