Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 101 to 107 of 107
  1. #101
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Tineo, Asturias, SPAIN
    Posts
    66

    Default Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    I don't think there should be any shame in admitting that the danger is a draw too. High altitude mountaineering, scuba diving, skiing, riding a dirt bike, sky diving, etc.... all probably more dangerous than going without a suit (unless you are allergic) and they are mostly about the rush of facing danger. Nothing wrong with that imo.

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    24,494

    Default Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    That is never the reason I go w/out gloves or a veil. I don't see any thrill in doing so. Little to any danger either. There is more danger in driving to the apiaries, imo.

    I go w/out gloves when I can because I like the tactile feel and the grip, knowing I have what I am holding well in hand. I feel as though I can hold onto what I am holding better. And, if I ever wish to pick up a queen w/out gloves I can and w/ them I can't.

    I go w/out a veil when I can for reasons of comfort and being able to see what I want to w/out that screen in front of my eyes.

    Standing 16 or 18 feet up on top of a semi load of beehives spreading the net, spreader boards and straps is thrilling. Standing on the ground beside a beehive, w/out veil or gloves, is not.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

  3. #103
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    4,975

    Default Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    > Standing 16 or 18 feet up on top of a semi load of beehives spreading the net, spreader boards and straps is thrilling.

    If the hive load on the truck you are standing on is 16 or 18 feet high, your bees will likely be in for a most interesting
    journey, starting at a nearby bridge!


    Clearances on different routes vary, but on loads that exceed 13 ft 6 inches (standard minimum bridge clearance) drivers need to take extra special care. For 16 to 18 ft high loads oversize permits ($$$$) will almost certainly be required.

    .
    Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 06-29-2013 at 01:01 PM.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  4. #104
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Deming, NM
    Posts
    105

    Default Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    I usually wear my full suit, but mainly because I tend to wear dark clothes, and my bees do NOT like dark colors. It's just faster to throw on the suit than it is to change.

    I have Beeweavers (not the gentlest bees, but not aggressive. They're what I like: willing to mix it up to defend the hive, but they don't gang up or follow you around the bee yard) and have started to work them without gloves- only stung once. I think the fact that I dont have gloves on forces me to be extra careful about where I put my hands. This in turn means I am VERY gentle with the frames and I think, overall, that goes a long way towards not disturbing the bees and causing problems.

    I always smoke them.
    Zone 8a at 4300ft. Langstroth. 4 Hives. AHB region.

  5. #105
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    24,494

    Default Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    > Standing 16 or 18 feet up on top of a semi load of beehives spreading the net, spreader boards and straps is thrilling.

    If the hive load on the truck you are standing on is 16 or 18 feet high, your bees will likely be in for a most interesting
    journey, starting at a nearby bridge!


    Clearances on different routes vary, but on loads that exceed 13 ft 6 inches (standard minimum bridge clearance) drivers need to take extra special care. For 16 to 18 ft high loads oversize permits ($$$$) will almost certainly be required.

    .
    It must not be as high as it seems. I'm sure you are correct.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

  6. #106
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Tineo, Asturias, SPAIN
    Posts
    66

    Default Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    That is never the reason I go w/out gloves or a veil. I don't see any thrill in doing so. Little to any danger either. There is more danger in driving to the apiaries, imo.

    I go w/out gloves when I can because I like the tactile feel and the grip, knowing I have what I am holding well in hand. I feel as though I can hold onto what I am holding better. And, if I ever wish to pick up a queen w/out gloves I can and w/ them I can't.

    I go w/out a veil when I can for reasons of comfort and being able to see what I want to w/out that screen in front of my eyes.

    Standing 16 or 18 feet up on top of a semi load of beehives spreading the net, spreader boards and straps is thrilling. Standing on the ground beside a beehive, w/out veil or gloves, is not.
    I agree and go without (as of recently) for the same reasons. That said, it seems some people think it is foolhardy, to which I would reply that any number of sports are much more dangerous. And as you pointed out, driving itself is a very risky activity - close to 40k Americans die in automobile accidents every year. I think by comparison, we are relatively safe by the hive, without a veil.

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Utica, NY
    Posts
    8,429

    Default Re: How do some guys go without any kind of protective gear what so ever?

    If you get killed by bees it will make national news. If you get killed in a car accident it is unlikely it will make national news.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads