Thank you for response-will try lambskin first.lambskin gloves at tractor supply with a wrist cinch. Had my first pair for 4 years and misplaced them. Just got another pair. They have leather as well but not needed imo. I can feel a bee under a finger using them. I always wear gloves and suit as i like beekeeping but not the stings.
In a pinch you can wear black rubber gloves......not latex. can't think of the name. Those will not allow stings through either but do tear easy.
If you wear either of these and are getting stings you are doing something wrong or have some horrible bees.
Totally agree. I was in mine for a hour the other day with just my face covered not 1 sting until i started rushing at the end and presto got stung.sorry not answer your question directly but here is my philosophy. I keep bee as a hobby and only have couple of hives to take care. There is no rush during inspection so I take time and slowly work with them. I don't wear any glove ever since I started and I got stung probably one or twice a year in the finger. Mostly because I stupidly rush (kids are calling me to come back in the house for other issues) them and pinch them between the frame and finger. I would recommend to not use glove since it give you more agility and most bees are very gentle.
I doubt doubling them will be absolutely sting proof, but it would take a determined bee to get through two layers. I can feel a bee trying to sting through one layer, it takes a little effort, and can usually sweep her away before she gets me.I have allergies and am cautious to avoid stings. Is doubling 7 mil truly sting proof? Some of my biggest issues with bumping frames is the darn gloves getting the tip stuck under the frame.
Nobody enjoys getting stung. However, if you want absolute protection, you're in the wrong hobby.Is there a brand of gloves that is bee sting-proof? I get stung through mine.