Guess i have really gentle bees....and maybe ESP :?
When i bought my 1st hive, the man i got them from walked me up to the hive and opened it up barehanded. I was standing right next to him. all he asked was that i didnt swat, siad if it made me nervous to just walk away slowly.
Took that hive home and did my first few inspections without a veil, gloves or suit, just smoke.
Then one day, I had a bad feeling, and thouhgt i should suit up. Glad i did, for no apperent reason i had a few of them chase me half way back to the house.
I like the nitrile gloves when i feel they're needed, but mostly i dont wear anything on my hands, as was mentioned, they just make me clumbsy.