Re: Washing gear
Suite? The bees don't like your rooms? Vial? What body part are you putting it on, and is it opaque or transparent?
Seriously though...my suit and jacket have never seen a washer since they were new 7 years ago, and it seems that the bees like it that way. They don't 'attack' but appear to be attracted to it as it offers familiarity, bees will land on it even when I'm not near the hives, and I often have a few hitchhikers that end up back in the house (which I don't notice until they get attracted by the lights and start flying around, which kind of drives the cats a little batty).
My instructor/'mentor' (a large commercial beekeeper) and his employees don't seem to bother washing their suits either.
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