Beekeeping Tip #4

Take off the gloves.
It is a great experience to get to know your bees without the gloves. I have found that we tend to be clumsier when gloved. If you are bare handed you will be more conscious of the bees and their movement. If you are sweating you may even be used for a salt lick by the bees. In any case, a glove-less beekeeper can gain insight to how our movements affect the hive.
Still unsure? Leave the gloves off. If you get stung once or twice put them on and get on with your inspection. You are still a beekeeping heroine (or hero)!