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  1. #1
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    Default wont this work for a veil?

    i found this http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07...29_300X300.jpg at walmart i might have to tighten the neck a bit and i need a hat but for $5 i say it is pretty good

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    I get a message that there is no photo available when I click the link above, but I presume what you are talking about is a generic bug veil.

    That will work fine for your initial forays into beekeeping.

    The big difference between the Walmart veil and the convention bee veil is that bee veils are typically sturdier and have slightly larger mesh sizes. Black flies, for example, have no trouble passing through bee veils.

    But your Walmart deal will work fine - just remember to keep the veil off of your face. I was taking pictures yesterday and held the camera up to my veiled face and got stung on the nose. Not fun.

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    With all due respect....Once my guard bees picked themselves off the ground after laughing hysterically, they would lift that lightweight veil off my face and sting me freely!! No way I would trust it around my hives. JMO, you should find something more sturdy, but you know your bees better than I do. Sure wouldn't work for me, though.

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    I had a helper years ago who would not buy a bee veil or jacket
    He wore a windbreaker jacket,baseball hat and this, over the hat
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Household-...h-Bag/15387199

    He turned into a pretty good helper,then moved on too
    Doing his own removals on.
    now has a couple dozen hives
    Still wearing the bag or a mosquito net

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    wait, he's doing his own removals in Africanized territory dressed that way? Wow.

    Rob
    www.mongrelbees.com

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    Why not just buy a basic bee veil? They are only about $15 here so would be cheaper over there and last for years if cared for.
    Cheers
    Rob

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    If you got a basic veil you also would not have to shop at walmart just my 2 cents

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    My veiled jacket cost me $65. Its a great zip off hat that keeps the veil off my skin and works wonderfully. It can be hot under the jacket part, but thats all part of it I think. Proper gear will last a lot longer than cheap junk. Spend a bit more, buy it once and keep it for a long.

    Don't get me started on production audio gear... I have about $60K for of gear in the trunk of my car. None of it cheap crap.
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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    You have calm bees. Mine are calm 90% of the time but, awkward moments occur and I want and NEED a sturdy, no fail bee suit. Just saying...
    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    Mousquito veils are hard to see thru well.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    http://www.bugbaffler.com/products.htm

    I own several of the headnets from Bug Baffler ($9 each). They are handy to put in your pocket at a bee conference, or hand out to visitors to keep the bees out of their face. They are not really adequate for serious bee work...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    i am going try for catching a swarm and maybe the first few times i check my hive if i get stung that ought to convice me to get a real veil but if it works

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    Quote Originally Posted by buckethat View Post
    If you got a basic veil you also would not have to shop at walmart just my 2 cents
    That is the best reason on here. I hate Wal-Mart.

    Seriously, a "real" veil may cost more but, in the long run it will be worth. Just my 2 cents too.

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    I use a mozzie veil, I modified it and stitched it to a brimmed hat so it stays off my face. Veil cost $5 the hat was a free-bee at a sports event, my bee related time is 'free'.... But my bees are so calm that often I can get away with little more than showing them the smoker and that veil over my head......

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    Those would be great for camping--mosquitoes love me.
    "Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: wont this work for a veil?

    It seems like it would really depend on if you actually need a veil or not. Or if it's just a precaution. My bees seem to vary, some I can do without any veil at all, others want to tear me apart at times. Seems best to just spring for the real deal.

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