So, I've managed to get everything I need except the bees and the gloves. I believe I have the bees lined up though my local club. So, that leaves gloves. Ok, so I won't lie... I'm anti-leather (it's the whole "dead skin" thing). So there's gotta be some fully synthetic bee gloves out there somewhere, right?? "Rose pruning gloves" look promising, but they all seem to have nothing but woven nylon on the back of the hand... and that just seems like a big no-no to me. Might as well just put a big bullseye on what I would imagine would be one of the more sensitive places to get stung. Does anyone use some sort of fully synthetic glove? I've heard nitrile gloves are ok... but they're just so thin I have a hard time believing I wont get stung. I mean, I know I'll get stung eventually... but I'd like to avoid it as best I can! Isn't there some "synthetic leather" type glove for this purpose? There is for just about every other application on the planet... unfortunately it seems they're only concerned with protecting the fingers and palm.