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Do you need to wash your gloves after they are filled with stings? How long will the alarm scent stay on them?
 

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:)I use a thin pair of gloves, they discourages but do not stop stings. Occasionally I rub a little Honey b Healthy on them and that seems to chillout the bees.
 

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i have never tried it but an old beek told me to dust gloves with baby powder it will mask the old alarm scent and bees seem to like it.
myself i just puff some smoke on my gloves before i open the hive this seems to work for me.
 

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When I do wash them, I just use dishwasher detergent. If they stiffen up, I rub a little neatsfoot oil into them. I rarely try to get them clean but after a while, you kind of have to at least get the major stuff off.
 

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Smoke em...but if you do wash them DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE DRYER!!! Drip dry only.
 

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When I do wash them, I just use dishwasher detergent. If they stiffen up, I rub a little neatsfoot oil into them. I rarely try to get them clean but after a while, you kind of have to at least get the major stuff off.
I use dishwasher detergent also. I just fill up a pail with hot water and detergent and soak them in there for fifteen minutes. Then take them out and DRIP DRY(DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE DRYER):no: them
 
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