Smoker

 

 

Courtesy of ABC Gardening Magazine

ABC Gardening

Smoker

Smoker

Fuel for smoker

Gum leaves, fuel for smoker

Protective Clothing

Beekeeping is enjoyable if you can relax and feel confident you won't get stung. Using protective clothing gives you that confidence.

No doubt you have seen many a beekeeper in a pair of shorts, no gloves and just a hat with a veil. It seems they just don't mind getting stung. Either that or they are so experienced they know exactly what they are doing and what they can get away with. In the meantime wear the protective clothing and enjoy your hobby.

Tuck your suit firmly into your gum boots, and make sure your suit is zipped up. Put your gloves on after the smoker has been lit!

Bee Jacket

Bee Jacket

Gloves

Gloves

Gum boots

Gum Boots

Bee Veil

Bee Veil

Once confidence has

been gained, you may prefer just to use a veil or jacket.

The whole suit may feel hot.

Bee suit

Bee suits come in all sizes

Bee suit

Bee Suit