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Offline jeremy_c

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Washing my bee gloves?
« on: July 24, 2009, 03:23:19 PM »
I am curious. I have gloves made for bee keeping. They are a soft leather hand with a canvas type sleeve that goes 3/4 the way up my arm. After doing this cut out and handling the comb w/honey oozing from it, my gloves are a mess! Is there any way to get them back to something usable not just a sticky mess?

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Re: Washing my bee gloves?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 03:25:34 PM »
i put mine on and wash them with some murphys oil soap.  when they are almost dry, i use some leather conditioner on them.  they line dry fine.
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Re: Washing my bee gloves?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 03:30:25 PM »
i put mine on and wash them with some murphys oil soap.  when they are almost dry, i use some leather conditioner on them.  they line dry fine.

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Re: Washing my bee gloves?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 03:41:09 PM »
My gloves are the Bucko goat skin ones and to clean them I just put them on, wash my hands with soap under hot water then hang them up to dry.
They get a little stiff once dry but just crumple them up a few times before putting them on and they are as good as new.

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Re: Washing my bee gloves?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 07:38:08 PM »
I purchased my nucs from the owner of Bucko gloves...good guy.

 

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