I always start, thinking "It'll just take a minute".....Then I'm prying lids....Scraping burr comb,......Messing with my smoker.....Lookin' at frames and more frames...Picking bugs out of feeders..Carrying syrup from my house, to the hives and back again to make more syrup then back to the hives, usually 2 times at least, sometimes 3...Oh yeh,..The phone decides to ring and delays my progress. And I only have 5 hives.
Now, for me, 90 degrees and over is HOT to me, in a bee suit or even a veil.
But now that I take a mess of medicines for A-fib and some other stuff, roasting in a bee jacket( I only have a bee jacket, my wife has the full suit) Is definitely A DRAG. :(
Then, I have to wear glasses....Salty sweat inside the lenses makes it to where I cant see any more. As a matter of fact, I wont wear my glasses if I remember to take them off..Even if I'm not wearing glasses and am wearing my veil I cant reach up to wipe my sweat off my eyes :(
Anyways, for me, its worth it.
Oh yeh,...My itching lasts at least a whole day, maybe 2 :)
And I do recommend people using protection.( That sounds like a TROJAN commercial! :-D)