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    I received my inspector jacket and zip on veil along with a pair of bee pants , I'm thinking I don't need the pants and I hate to have them if I'm not going to use them . I would use them for my first install but I wouldn't use them for changing jar feeders or quick inspections , might want them for my first swarm collection , I could put the money towards a jacket-veil for the wife , any ideas .

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    I wear jean and they work just fine.

    I would get another jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No-sage View Post
    I wear jean and they work just fine.

    I would get another jacket.
    Agreed!
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    The only benefit to pants is keeping your jeans cleaner

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    I thought maybe it was overkill , they do have elastic cuffs to keep the bees out !!!

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    Yeah I went with just a ventilated jacket and veil this year. The bee suit was too dang hot! I tuck my Carhartts into my workboots for the combat look. My wife says I look funny but she has never had a bee sting you where the "sun don't shine".
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    [QUOTE=laketrout;926058 I'm thinking I don't need the pants and I hate to have them if I'm not going to use them .[/QUOTE]

    please post pictures the first time your working the hive without pants, could start a new fad.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbranch2007 View Post
    please post pictures the first time your working the hive without pants, could start a new fad.
    ????

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_BzPcrCt7E


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    Quote Originally Posted by millerdrr View Post
    So glad he did not inspect further than the top super.
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    Most times what ever pants I am wearing. Most times it is painter pants seeing I am a painter by trade. If I know they are going to be piss I duct tape the cuffs. 99% of that time is for cut outs.
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    I rarely use mine. As mentioned, I use whatever I have on. But my bee suit pants are build up along the thighs and knees even around the back of the pants. If I have to work the bees when it's cold or a little wet a lot of times the bees fly and land on the suit. With regular jeans I tend to get stings when I squat down and pinch a bee in back of my knee as I bend them. That is reduced with the bee pants. A few times I've had to go out after dark when a bear tore hives up and the bees crawl like crazy then. Bee pants are useful in that circumstance as well.
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    Bee pants? Bees don't wear pants.
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    Bees don't wear pants , there girls , they wear capri's

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    "there girls"? Really now.
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    The other day down in SC, I was talking to a young guy working for a queen breeder down there. He had on an ultrabreese full suit, which I was giving him complements on when I noticed that it appeared that was all he had on... so I asked him if he liked naked beekeeping... he told me he did have on drawers but that was about it.... cause this heat will wear you down. Guess it was about 80, but he was from Upstate NY....
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    Hadn't thought about no pants !!!!!!!!!!

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    Thought I was the only one who did that!!!! When it's high 80s- 90+, I go to white running bra and running shorts with ultra breeze, the white makes it less obvious how little I have on : ). It works. The only thing I don't like about those suits are they are heavy! The only time I use that suit is if I'm going to be working bees most of the day, making them angry and it is really hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Bee pants? Bees don't wear pants.
    Mark, you are right. All of mine wear bikinis.

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    You will know when you need them.

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    The best bee pants that I have ever used were Dickies, They are the Double knee painters pants in white. They are white jeans with a double layer large knee that is very durable and comfortable. Check them out at Dickies.com

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