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Online Bob Wilson

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Re: One piece suit or jacket?
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2020, 01:08:56 am »
BurleyBee.
I like that idea about the keyring sewn at the back of the veil. I am going to try that.
My veil rides up the back of my neck also.

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Re: One piece suit or jacket?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2020, 08:39:32 am »
This is my veil.  Don't love it, but it works and the price was right: https://www.ebay.com/itm/292071993518
Interesting that the veil is on the manikin backwards with the seam in front.
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Re: One piece suit or jacket?
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2020, 10:49:00 am »
The photographer is not a beekeeper. 🤣
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Re: One piece suit or jacket?
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2020, 08:27:59 am »
I never wore a pair of nylons from the 20's but I know how they go on.
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Re: One piece suit or jacket?
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2020, 12:22:33 pm »
I have both.  I wear the jacket a lot more than the suit.
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Re: One piece suit or jacket?
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2020, 02:51:23 pm »
I'm using a Mann Lake veil which is separate from the wide brim hat I wear. To prevent bees from getting around the elastic I've spot stitched the veil onto the hat at about four spots. I've attached the string onto the back edge of the veil and have a loop on the front edge so when I put it on all I do is flip the string between my legs put it through the front loop and tie it off. For protective gear I use a range of equipment starting with just a tee shirt and gauntlets for quick inspections, a thrift store white dress shirt and gauntlets  for better protection or a complete moon suit when the work is serious.
  If I was to totally replace the gear I would probably go for a separate veil and jacket instead of a one piece suit mainly so the individual parts could be replaced as they wear out. 
  Took a sting on my right eye brow last week which was a reminder on wearing a veil which is the most important piece of gear for a bee keeper. Looked like I did a few rounds with Mike Tyson LOL