Just trashed my bee suit
I'm a first-year beek, and am posting this here so that other first-year beeks don't make the mistake I did.
As the end of the season is upon us here in Utah, I figured it was time to wash my suit. It doesn't have a removable hood, so I put it in the washing machine. It came out sparkling white, but the screen in the hood was shredded.
Expensive mistake! My wife commented that I probably should have hand-washed it. She's right, as usual....
Don't provoke a hive full of angry bees.