Goatskin & Cowhide Beekeeping Gloves - Protect Your Hands & Arms from Stings
Professional Sting Free Protection for Your Hands
Three Great Beekeeping Gloves That Give Your Hands Sting-free Protection and Dexterity.
To Protect Your Hands & Arms from Stings
Unlike beekeeping suits, Gloves need a snug fit. This will help you go through your work at your bee hives, especially when you are handling bees, as you need to be as gentle as you can. This would be difficult if your beekeeping gloves are a size too big.
Ideally, what you’re looking for is the complete absence of stings on your hands and arms, however the waring gloves doesn’t mean the bees will stop trying to sting you.
Thicker beekeeping gloves provide the best protection, as a bee sting will get stuck in the glove but shouldn’t penetrate far enough to contact your skin, and you should remain sting-free.
More experienced beekeepers prefer thinner gloves because allows them more feel and handle the bees more gently without causing harm.
When bees are calm, the threat of being stung is much reduced, which allows you to work comfortably with thinner gloves or even no gloves at all.
A colony’s behavior will also change from day-to-day. Though they may be gentle during your last visit, it doesn’t mean they will be for the next. So it is a good idea to bring a pair of gloves just in case you need them.
Cowhide vs. Goatskin Beekeeping Gloves.
There are a wide variety and qualities in both cowhide and goatskin, but generally speaking Cowhide gives better protection and Goatskin more feel. Goatskin can be split and shaved to a lighter weight than cowhide. This is advantageous if you desire more dexterous and a closer fit. Cowhide gives better tensile strength, abrasion resistance, and better stretch.
Characteristics of Good Beekeeping Gloves Gloves
Available in Goatskin or Cowhide
Ventilated Sleeve for Comfort
Extra Long Extra Long Twill Elasticated Gauntlets
- Sting Protection - Thicker beekeeping gloves provide the best protection
- Made of comfortable leather that is soft and longer lasting.
- Full length canvas sleeves and elastic cuffs for a perfect and comfortable fit.
- Good Fit - Perfectly fitting aournd the hand, knuckles and fingers.
- Highly flexible to allow the user handle beekeeping tools with ease