I often hear how dark cloths provoke the bees, but i generally work my bees in shorts and a dark t-shirt with no problems. It is my opinion that a camo pattern bee suit is for the beekeeper, not the bees.
They routinely use camo suites in Russia - not a problem at all.
That required white garb is likely just another myth coming from the age before the camo was invented yet.
However, the light garb will be cooler when working in the sun, which is a benefit.
But the camo does not show dirt, which is a benefit.
And so on.
Maybe the idea that dark colors anger bees came from a time when beekeepers smelled like bear? I have noticed bees reacting to strong smell, I don't recommend perfumes. But yes the number one beekeeper trait is behavior, not color.
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