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    Default Which Jacket?

    My hive was queenless and got a little pecky. I was stung a handful of times and harrassed a bit. I'm hopefully queenright and need to check them this weekend. I've lost my confidence. I think I'll be in a better place mentally if I had an inspectors jacket. Thoughts about the jacket from Brushy Mountain? I have a Thornes veil. I was going to skip the hood and use the veil I already have. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    I'm not familiar with the Thornes veil but something like this is probably your best "bang for the buck" if you have a good functioning veil.
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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    I LOVE the Brushy Mtn clothing,, and the hat/veils,, but if heat is an issue and you have a good breeze ,, you may consider the ventilated one from Rossman apiaries I like it,, when it is super hot and a nice breeze..

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    Ventilated jacket........they're awesome!
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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    Try UltraBreeze or Pigeon Mountains...both are very nice...Pigeon Mountain is a little cheaper ($).
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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    I use the BrushyMT jacket with veil and really like it. I have never been stung thru it.

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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    We have a few UltraBreeze, & like them. http://ultrabreezesuits.com/
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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    I use the jacket and vail from Mannlake it was like 49.95 It works great have not been stung while wearing the jacket.

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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    Iíve used the Pollinator Jacket from Mannlake for seven years now; CV-140 @ $109.
    The elastic around the wrist has relaxed over time. Now after throwing it on I place rubber bands or tape onto the cuffs.
    Other than that its held up well too working the Bees and the washing machine.
    Iíve removed the veil from the jacket many times with no zipper failures or hang upís.
    The zippers are heavy duty. The veil allows for full vision and
    the jacket/veil breaths ok in hot weather for being a Cotton/Poly blend.
    The veil stays away from the face. I also have a Dadant Veil Hooded Jacket but the veil touches my face and Iíve been stung, Iím sure Dadant has made great improvements on there jacket by this time. Oh! I used a ball cap when wearing the DVHJ to keep the veil away from my face, but Iím not a hat person. So for me thatís another piece of equipment to remember. I think with a hat under my veil it makes my head that much hotter. I know, boohoo boohoo.
    So when I head out the door to work Bees the Pollinator Jacket is my choice. The DVHJ is a back up.
    I think the Pollinator Jacket works well and would bye another one.
    I'm thinking after seven years, Iím going to do that.
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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    I use the Brushy Mountain jacket with dome hood. I've liked it and have had no problems.

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    Default Re: Which Jacket?

    Thanks. I got the brushy mountain jacket. The dome hood seems really big (I'm a little over 5 feet) and made me feel a little claustrophobic. I know, it's insane. It's just one of those things. The jacket works perfectly with the thornes veil I already have. It's not any warmer than going out in long sleeves. So far so good. Thanks!

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