I have spent time with a beekeeper who is particular about suits not having residual perfume after washing. Use the minimum laundry powder required and keep separate from other washing.I know bees are sensitive to smells and can get stirred up.
but the boss complains when i do that.Or be like me and never wash it.
only downside is when they start to rot they tear more easily. Nothing some patching won't fix. Oh, and they stink. Tempted to add a photo of my default-use beesuitOr be like me and never wash it.
don't let us stop you- as long as it covers the naughty bits.Tempted to add a photo of my default-use beesuit
I had been using nappysan but then the wife bought some which smelled like eucalyptus and lavenderI finger paint swarfega on the propolis, and leave to work for about 20 minutes, then wash - minus veil in any of the nappy wash powders - they steralise without the extreme pH of the caustic in hypochlorite solution, which shortens the life of the fabric.
Yes, that could well be the case, so I always go for the perfume free ones.I had been using nappysan but then the wife bought some which smelled like eucalyptus and lavender
Not sure the bees appreciated it or worse appreciated it too much. I dont want end up like @mumsies photo
I never used too then had that really aggressive hive. Guess I gotta suck it up and trust again.Stop wearing gloves man!
Is this the human equivalent to marking the queen? Easy to spot and identify?I have tie dyed all my suits because I’m a girl & it makes me happy. I always have darker knees because that’s the dirtiest part of my suit. I wash in soap powder, not floral, and a bit of homemade liquid. @tristan my suit never looks clean!
Is this the human equivalent to marking the queen? Easy to spot and identify?
When not washing after work, keep them outside the house like in the cab of your pickup; otherwise, the bee venom on your suit, in the form of micro aerosol particles, will make your family member hypersensitive, if not allergic, to bee sting in the future.I would rather wash the staff suits weekly than patch them when they start to rot.
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