I have inspected without gloves/veil all year, but now it's changing. We're hot here, little moisture, not in dearth but the main flow is certainly over. The temperament in the hives has changed quickly. I caught one under the left ear yesterday, then put the darn veil on. For me, the discomfort of sweating on my glasses and such makes the risk worth working without much gear worth it. I'll be using a veil till fall for sure though...is what it is. Hope everybody heals up.
Zone 6a, Started April 2014