wont this work for a veil?

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  1. thatguy324

    thatguy324 New Member

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  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I dont think it will extend far enough below your shirt collar to protect you from bees crawling down your shirt. IMHO veils are one of the cheaper items you can buy in your beekeeping arsenal. I wouldnt skimp on them.
     

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    Unless you plan on wearing a couple of heavy turtlenecks while beekeeping, it looks too short and skimpy to me.
     
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    For $11.00 Mann Lake sells a pocket veil that is designed for beekeeping. Catalog # CL-125.
     
  5. Iddee

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    Buy it, wear it. The bees will tell you whether it works or not. :shock:
     
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    Then he gets to post pictures for a slice of Perry's pie!!!


    Having just taken two stings to the face during a cutout today I can confidently state you'll want something better than that (darn-it, no pics=no pie!). And I didn't skimp on my veil.
     
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    I wouldn't try it. Good luck.
     
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    Wal Mart brands are made in China, it might work over there? The people tend to be shorter over there than here and cover more.:grin: Jack
     
  10. Eddy Honey

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    It'll be easy for the paramedics to remove it lol
     
  11. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    oh shucks, I wore a straw hat with a tulle scarf when I first got my bees, but that was to go into the garden, not near the hive. And that was while I waited for my suit to come. Only took a couple of stings, didn't know about the pie.
     
  12. tecumseh

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    we do a big bee school in Brenham each spring time and one of my first mentees in Brehnam Wayne always assist me in doing the hive inspection part of the school. he has over the past couple of years worn the veil in the link... I think he has somewhat modified it so it does seem to hang a bit lower.... I would however not want to work bees hard using that rig.
     
  13. afterburn001

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    I would wear nothing before I wore something that bees could easily get in to. There is nothing like the feeling of a pissed off bee in your veil bouncing off your face and you just waiting to be stung in the eye. :D
     
  14. riverbee

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    1. buy mosquito net
    2. take a full dose of benadryl
    3. work bees
    4. bees on inside of net, 1 sting, 2 stings...
    5. try to get net off, more stings, meanwhile run like he$$
    6. left lid/cover off the hive?
    7. bees really snarky now
    8. put the lid back on and find hive tool you dropped with the mosquito net back on?
    9. repeat of 4 and 5
    10 get ice pack
    11. get a scolding from your wife
    12. take more benadryl
    13. post back to the forum
    14. more humorous remarks and poking fun
    15. buy real veil
    ............................:lol:
     
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    River you forgot to give him a slice of Perry's pie!!:lol::lol:
     
  16. riverbee

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    "River you forgot to give him a slice of Perry's pie!!:lol::lol:"

    ooops g3 forgot about that!!!:
    #16. receive a slice of perry's pie.........
    on the condition of posting a picture of the stings after wearing that net thingy.......:lol:
     
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    Before you try it with bees, see if it helps against mosquitoes. :rotfl:
     
  18. Bens-Bees

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    I keep one of those in every vehicle, for those times when I'm out and about and forgot to pack my usual veil and then get an unexpected bee call, or unexpectedly run into bees. It works ok to keep them out of your eyes but they can get you on your ears and nose (that's experience talking. It does go down farther than in the pic if you're not wearing a wide brimmed hat, but then again, if you do wear a wide brimmed hat it might help keep them off your nose and ears. Anyway, the eyes are the important thing, the rest is just a sting. Also it's not as easy to see through as my normal veil, so I recommend one that's made for beekeeping for your regular veil.