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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Yep, bees will sting through rubber gloves. Over and over and over.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capphd View Post
    Yep!
    Yep, what?
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  3. #23
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Third year as a beekeeper and this is what I started using last spring.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/5-mil-n...8496-8478.html

    I've taken less then a handful of stings in 2 years and those were totally my fault, I squished her.

    Bonus is that if you check Readers Digest and other magazines you can find coupons for 20-25% off one item.
    Last edited by SpeckledPup; 03-27-2014 at 07:41 AM. Reason: adding coupon info
    Becky aka Turnersville Bees, Member of TN Beekeepers,
    President of CMCBA, Secretary of CCBA

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    One commenter says he was stung a gazillion times with nitrile gloves, another says he uses them and was never stung even one, and still another says he's stung occasionally. My head is hurting. How will I know the answer to the question? Give them a try myself I guess. Haha!
    Rick Brooks: Keeping bees and pastoring a church are similar...I try to keep them both from swarming.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Nitrile gloves come in a wide variety of thickness. Beekeepers also vary hugely in how they handle bees and how many attacks they foment. mileage may vary with the same gasoline.

  6. #26
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    Knox Co, Ohio, USA
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    For the past year or so I have been using these gloves: http://playtexproducts.com/gloves/LivingGloves.aspx

    They will make your hands sweat. The bees can sting through them but not very easily. And, I get much fewer stings. I still have pretty good feel with them on. My preference is gloveless but for other reasons I usually wear gloves.

    Tom

  7. #27
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Can bees sting through the dishwashing gloves with the long cuff?

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    These are what I use http://www.harborfreight.com/9-mil-n...rge-68511.html

    Bees don't like even standing on them. They will fly onto them and walk or fly right back off. NO stings through them either. They can be reused many times. Gives me the dexterity to manuver frames without problems and gives the the ability to feel what i'm touching, including the bees.

    Put them on prior to your jacket and pull the thumb strap down over them. They have about 3 inches of wrist sleve so the cuff of your jacket will overlap.
    Thomas Bartram - 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    I just use the nitrile doctors gloves. I don't know what mil but they are pretty thin. I never could get how someone could use bulky gloves. I mean if you have to go thru 100s of hives I guess I get it, but I like to have the dexterity of feel when going through my few. I haven't been stung through em, stung on my wrist when the shirt sleeve pulls out a few times. I don't mind a few stings here and there anyway, helps with the arthritis. G

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    I've been using the 7mil nitrile gloves from harbor freight. So far so good. HF carries a lot of junk, but the gloves are a great buy.

  11. #31
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    The regular 5 or 7 mill will get the stinger thru. I use the 7 mil
    from Harbor and will get stung on occasion because I am careless to either crush or jammed the
    bees into the frame. The 7 mil will give you 80% protection because it itches a lot after beeing stung. Not much
    pain though depending on how long you leave the stinger on. Now I know how to handle the frames to minimize
    the contact with the bees. Make sure to move slowly yet gently. Bees are very sensitive to sudden movement, you know.
    They may crawl on your gloves and never sting you. It is how the keeper handles them.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

  12. #32
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackson View Post
    Does black color really attract stings?
    Black socks do, DAMHIKT.

  13. #33
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    Cordova, TN, USA
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    What do you guys think about these: 8mil and not black... http://www.uline.com/BL_580/Extra-Tough-Nitrile-Gloves

  14. #34
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    They cost 30% more than the Harbor Freight gloves. The HF gloves are as good as the industrial ones I use at work.
    The 7 mil HF gloves are a blue-purple color.

  15. #35
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    DeFuniak Springs, FL USA
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    Default Re: Good synthetic gloves?

    I have tried several types of gloves and get some stings. I had the same experience with the black gloves someone else mentioned.

    I found these although sweaty I have never gotten stung.
    Ansell 37-185-9 Size 9 18" 22 Mil Green Sol-Vex Unlined Nitrile Gloves
    Sandpatch Finish

    I have never tried the flock lined, they may be a bit more comfortable.

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