I was reading Miller's book, and he talks about how his wife 'assisted' him in his beekeeping (sounds to me like it was more than that, but whatever. He writes about her clothing, how she pinned her veil (he copied her idea), the gloves she liked, oversleevea and an apron to protect her clothes. But he didn't discuss the one thing I want to know... how did she keep her legs and derrière from being stung while wearing a dress!? I guess he was too much a gentleman to mention if she wore protective bloomers or somethIng. Anyone know how ladies historically dealt with this? I'd be interested in other times and places too.