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Protective Wear and Clothing

While knowledge of the bees is the first line of defense, most beekeepers also wear some protective clothing. Novice beekeepers usually wear gloves and a hooded suit or hat and veil. Experienced beekeepers sometimes elect not to use gloves because they inhibit delicate manipulations. The face and neck are the most important areas to protect, so most beekeepers will at least wear a veil. Defensive bees are attracted to the pheromones of a person and breath, and a sting on the face can lead to much more pain and swelling than a sting elsewhere, while a sting on a bare hand can usually be quickly removed by fingernail scrape to reduce the amount of venom injected. The protective clothing is generally light coloured (but not colourful) and of a smooth material. This provides the maximum differentiation from the colony's natural predators (bears, skunks, etc.) which tend to be dark-colored and furry.
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Woven Mesh Sun Hat
Price: $29.99
Woven Mesh Sun Hat
Woven Mesh Sun Hat
Hooded Veil Beekeeper's Suit
Price: Starting at $119.99
Hooded Veil Beekeeper's Suit
Hooded Veil Beekeeper's Suit
Economy Leather Beekeeping Gloves
Price: Starting at $19.99
Economy Leather Beekeeping Gloves
Economy Leather Gloves
Heavy Duty Vented Leather Beekeeping Gloves
Price: $28.99
Heavy Duty Vented Leather Beekeeping Gloves
HEAVY DUTY VENTED COWHIDE LEATHER GLOVES
Alexander Beekeeper's Veil
Suggested Retail: $27.99
Price: $25.99
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Alexander Beekeeper's Veil
Alexander Beekeeping Veil
Square Folding Veil
Price: $22.95
Square Folding Veil
Square Folding Veil
Pocket Veil
Price: $15.99
Pocket Veil
Pocket Veil
HOODED VEIL WITH STRING
Price: $37.99
HOODED VEIL WITH STRING
HOODED VEIL WITH STRING
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Hooded Beekeeping Jacket
Price: $69.95
Hooded Beekeeping Jacket
Hooded beekeeping jacket
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