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Offline forrestcav

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Re: I finally did it!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2011, 12:32:47 PM »
Ok Igot inspired this morning. I need to do a check on my ladies. So I donned my veiled, skipped the jacket and left the gloves lying on the ground nearby.  I removed and checked check 9 out of 10 frames for buildup. I admit i used frame grips for the removal. I just wish I could learn to keep my smoker lit for the whole time, mine went out at the end and everybody was on top of the frame when I placed the last one. I even got headbutted a few times. The only thing I didn't see was my queen, but I had several frames of capped brood. I'm always worried i'll mash her or drop her on the ground and step on her.
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.

Offline VolunteerK9

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Re: I finally did it!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2011, 01:03:42 PM »
To each their own but I wear a bullet proof vest at work and gloves in the bee yard.

Every time I have been stung the reaction is different-from next to nothing to painful swelling.

Its not worth the risk to me.

Offline forrestcav

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Re: I finally did it!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2011, 12:28:15 PM »
well i placed my second brood box and did another check on them. All gloveless, found the queen, uncapped and capped brood.
I certainly makes you work slower and more cautiously.
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.