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Author Topic: The Latest On Golden Bee Suits  (Read 7623 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2008, 11:36:52 PM »

This is what I want me wife to buy me for Christmas!  How can I get one?  Winenutguy
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2008, 11:49:20 PM »

^^^^^^^ look up for the phone number a few posts up ^^^^^^


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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2010, 03:37:28 PM »

Just spoke with Suzie and she wanted the public to khow that she now does have a web site.  http://www.goldenbeeproducts.com/

  In addition she wanted her email address passed on
GoldenBee Products@yahoo.com
SHe is a delightful lady and full of interesting information about the construction of her golden bee suits.  Her enthuaism is contagious and I ordered one from her on the spot.
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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2010, 12:08:54 AM »

Glad to hear they are still in busniess.  The web site will help a lot.
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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2010, 06:53:42 PM »

How do these compare to the Ultra Breeze suits. They seem similar and I know these were made first but wondering if there is any real difference.
I wanted a jacket so I went with the Ultra Breeze but if I need a suit I am wondering which way to go.
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2010, 10:43:52 PM »

The Ultra Breeze are very similar in construction and quality.  The newer Golden bee product suits seem to have the veil attached laying over to the side (correct me if I'm wrong as I don't have one of these).  The biggest advantage of the Ultra Breeze, to me, is they are available as a jacket and I use that far more often than the suit.  If I were buying one thing it would be the Ultra Breeze jacket.  If I had the money, I'd buy both a jacket and a suit.  Just for those days when I want to only wear shorts and stay cooler...

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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2010, 10:48:00 PM »

Both are fine suits but my next purchase will be the ultra breeze jacket.


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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2010, 12:33:08 AM »

Both are fine suits but my next purchase will be the ultra breeze jacket.


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They are located right in your neighborhood JP!!
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« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2010, 09:20:45 AM »

Both are fine suits but my next purchase will be the ultra breeze jacket.


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They are located right in your neighborhood JP!!

Yes Annette, Suzie is very close by, even lives within a 1/4 mile of where I used to live as a kid.

Suzie is just terrific & I love the Golden Bee suits & have one but I have been telling her that she needs to come out with a jacket.


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« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2010, 01:06:40 PM »

I had been using two Golden Bee suits for about six years.  I also have the Ultra Breeze suit and jacket.

Bills quality has improved since the first suits he produced.  The English style hoods on the UB are nice for outside work although when you get direct sun on it the glare is difficult to see through.  Without the glare it is easier to see eggs through the UB.  During extractions I tend to get more bees inside of my UB.  For normal beekeeping the UB is a fine suit, but when I do extractions especially when I need to get my head into floor or ceiling joices, or any tight spots, the Ultra isn't the right suit.  The Golden hood will allow me to get into those places.

The UB jacket is a great tool to have around.  One suggestion that I have been planning to tell Bill about is that the zipper is unnecessary for me.  I normally use it like a Bug Baffler, and just pull it over head.  Having a pullover would cut the cost of the zipper and give the bees less potential of getting in.

Last year I let an apartment manager use one of my GBS so she could watch the extraction.  Unknown to me she let the maintenance guy use it to go up a ladder and caulk the bricks.  Imagine my supprise to take the suit out of the washer and find that he had gotten glue all over it. angry

Well they paid me for the suit so I can replace it but I really don't want one of the new Goldens with the veil that hangs over the shoulder.  The reason that was given to me was that the GBS people can't get the zippers to make them the way they used to, and that they want to stay consistant so they can replace hoods when needed.  Cry
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2010, 03:20:10 PM »

One suggestion that I have been planning to tell Bill about is that the zipper is unnecessary for me.

Bill are you talking about the zippers on the legs or are you suggesting a pull over hood?
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2010, 05:35:00 AM »

Any one ever used a suit from beeproofsuits
http://www.beeproofsuits.com/


I think a friend has one he got form another guy. I really like it.
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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2010, 11:43:44 PM »

Sorry for the delay Bill, just saw you question.  My suggestion is the same as we spoke about at the Big Bee Buzz. a pull over jacket.  I don't use the zippers on the jacket, well sometimes I will flip the hood back, but in general I just pull the jacket on like a big sweatshirt or Bug Baffler.  I thought you could save money and time by not having to install a zipper for people that don't use or need them.
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2010, 10:23:39 PM »

i got a golden and wouldnt use anything else I got one that the zipper is in the front and you got to let the hood hang on your shoulder i didnt care for that at first but you get used to it
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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2010, 11:42:41 PM »

Rest in peace Bill, we're going to miss you and your suits.

Bill Samples expired from a heart attack on 6-7-2010
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« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2010, 01:22:44 AM »

Holy smokes no! Dang it Bill was a great guy, I have one of his full suits. He will surely be missed. So sorry to hear this.


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