I have just completed a beekeeping course, but had to delay my own hive, simply because my garden is too small. I initially thought about a single hive, but now know this isn't ideal and anyway, I would want more.
However, I have just been given the chance to look after three hives for somebody else, which is great.
I now need to get some protective clothing.
There are several full bee suits on the market, for varying prices, but other folk have suggested using a boiler suit and a veil.
What would readers here recommend please.
During my course, I borrowed a very thin jacket type suit, with a hat and veil, which seems to me to be OK ... Although the instructor did say the bees there were very gentle.
Thank you for any advice.