Just because guys on youtube go bare hands, I would not do it.
Originally Posted by Richinbama
You want to be comfortable in your gear so to scoop a handful of bees at any moment because it may happen.
If you can scoop your bees bare hand and not be afraid of it - then go for it.
Otherwise equip yourself so that you are not afraid to scoop/brush your bees by hand at any time (if it takes gloves - then do gloves).
So are you ready to scoop up/brush off your bees by bare hand?
PS: obviously, it is better to catch a queen by bare hand and so you do that;
sometimes you can afford to be lazy and not dress up and so you get away with that too.
Last edited by GregV; 03-07-2018 at 08:39 AM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.