james dilley said:purchase a gentle strain of bees and use your smoker, that with a quality bee suit shoud help. now if you live where there are the africanized bees ,you will sooner or later run into them. when working bees move slowly .
I got rid of the duct tape this year!!! :haha: Really! I would duct tape my gloves onto my sleeves and around the bottom of my pants!!bare said:I remember when I started in bees many years ago. I bought all the stuff I could find to keep from getting stung. Full suit, zippered veil, leather gloves and duct tape.
Worked great, never got stung, but man, did I ever sweat! Bit by bit I lost the equipment.