OK - I'm new.
Need to get a Jacket. Gonna pass on full suit.
Like that 100% cotton is cooler than poly/cotton.
Have not seen one of those.
Yes, vent is heavy and bulky.
Drove 2 hrs to check out materials and try on jackets for size and veils. (poly/cotton & vent)
Both small jackets hard to get...
Marcy from Maine here reporting in. I am so excited. Once again all my colonies made it through winter and this was CRAZY winter here in Maine. No winter losses and so I continue with my natural bee keeping approach.
I did lose one hive due to queenlessness (likely not an actual word)...