What kind of suit? Were you positioned in such a way that your suit was pulled tight around where you got stung? (i.e. bending over, reaching, etc. etc.)I did a removal yesterday and got stung multiple times through my bee suit on my arms and back. This normally doesn't happen and, for the life of me, I can't figure out what went wrong. Any ideas? I was only wearing a tee shirt underneath.
Well said!Cut outs are the most physically taxing thing one does while wearing a bee suit. We all know that and tend to use lightweight suits when doing a cutout, so we do not get overheated. There in lies the problem. When a lightweight suit gets sweaty it clings enabling the angry bees who's home is being pillaged to get a stinger through. It's a rough life this Beekeeping thing, But someone has to do it!
I agree totally and would not be without mine either. but have been guilty of the earlier on numerous occasions.>
I'd say my ventilated suites are much heavier, but much cooler and they are what I always wear for a cutout. You can't stop and take a break very well during a cutout so you need to be able to not faint from heat stroke. Ultra-Breeze is hard to beat.
This community rocks and, thanks one and all for your replies. In rethinking this I think what resulted in so many stings on this particular cutout was the fact that I was lying on my back, underneath a trailer, and my suit was lying flat on my arms, legs, and chest. These particular CA feral bees were also highly agitated. I actually got nailed twice as soon as I got out of my truck and before I even had time to suit up. I also like the suggestion of an Ultra-Breeze bee suit. In addition to the extra protection, it would probably keep me cooler on those 100 + days in Southern California.What kind of suit? Were you positioned in such a way that your suit was pulled tight around where you got stung? (i.e. bending over, reaching, etc. etc.)
Or, maybe you're like me and too much good holiday eating has affected the fit of your suit!
I'm convinced! Every review on Amazon.com for the Ultra-Breeze suit has been 5 stars. Come this swarming season in couple of months and having completely soaked through my bee suit several times doing removals this past summer, I'll probably pick one up.I would like to add one more plug for the Untra Breeze suit if I could. Last summer I got stung over 75 times through my cotton/polyester suit. It was 90+ degrees with the humidity about the same and my "off the cheap rack" suit was soaked with sweat after about 10 minutes, which I later found out really torques them off when they get a taste of it. A week later my Ultra Breeze suit came in the mail and I haven't been stung since. Definitely a win-win as there are also no more dead bees from stinging me!!