Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?
Not minding a sting or two. Being confident, knowledgable , and experienced. Letting conditions and the bees tell you when to keep a veil on and when to put gloves on.
Originally Posted by Acebird
I don't normally go into hives very often w/out wearing a veil. But if conditions are right, nice sunny day w/ bees flying hard and wearing a veil is uncomfortable, causing me to sweat a lot, making it hard for me to see thru my glasses, I will work w/out a veil. Until I get stung in the head enuf times to make me think a veil would be a good thing to have in place.
More or less the same w/ gloves. I'd rather not wear them. And if I had a small number of hives I probably wouldn't wear them as often as I do.
There are plenty of horror stories about bee stings, I prefer the times when not wearing protective gear was a preference and a pleasure.
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen