The first beekeeping class the little :evil: stung me in the face !
Didn't put me off , my beekeeping jacket arrived in time for the next class.
The fist two years :'( THEY GOT ME GOOD :'(
As time went by and I got more hives and more experience the amount of stings have dropped of to about 1 every 3 to 4 weeks 50 hives right now maybee 80 to 90 next winter.
Better bees , a better beekeeper , and a bee suit :-D + its kind of painful :'(
I have found a supplier of leather gardening gloves that are almost tailor maid and fit my hands perfectly , most important is the thumb and index finger.
They fitted so well that I could pick bees one by one to put in a queen sending box , to the surprise and amazement of my beekeeping colleges.
I am going to pile up and by a few dozen pairs , when you find gloves that fit buy many pairs , you never know how long they will continue to make them.
One of the reasons that I wear a bee suit is that a few colleagues have developed bee allergies and have to carry an epi pen with them , they are addicted to beekeeping and won't quit in spite of the doctor's orders :-D
The first suits I bought were the moon suits , one small step bee man . .. . . But now I use the old fashioned suits with the hat and round rings , it is cooler and easier to see the eggs in the cells. Not cool looking but those old beekeepers must have thought it through
mvh edward :-P