My wife and I have sons and grandsons. We don't have a girl in the family. I hate to think how much cash Gracie would cost me with my wife shopping for her clothes and such. It would be happy money for me.
I have a couple of women friends that put on my wife's bee suit and look at the bees with me on occasion. It appears that women have a slower, more delicate touch with bees. I believe that most women can be very good handlers of bees. As Gracie grows a bit, she will be an asset. Of course, then the beekeeping time may be shared with cheer leading, sports, band, boys and parties and yada, yada, yada.