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Offline SouthAussieBeekeeper

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Cleaning beesuits
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:12:08 pm »
I know that a beesuit needs to be washed after using it, especially gloves as stingers left on clothes leaves traces of attack pheromones, which will alarm bees on a future day if wearing the same suit.

What needs to be done to properly wash a suit and gloves though? Does it need to be thrown into the washing machine with soap, or can simply putting the suit and gloves on the clothes line and squirt it down with a hose, suffice?

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Re: Cleaning beesuits
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 08:59:07 am »
If you are going to wash it then do it by itself in the washing machine.  I recommend laundry detergent.  You don't want to gum up the machine.
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Re: Cleaning beesuits
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 01:57:43 pm »
We put our suits in the washing machine with detergent. First I make sure to zip it up and connect all of the Velcro. When done we hand it up to dry.
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Re: Cleaning beesuits
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 04:45:35 pm »
I wash mine about once a year whether it needs it or not... hang it on the clothesline and hose it off...
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Re: Cleaning beesuits
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 04:48:35 pm »
Sun drying is good if you want to bleach the turd spots but the suit won't last as long.
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