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New use for beekeeping gloves
« on: March 20, 2017, 01:15:53 PM »
In years gone by, the prairie would burn naturally via lightening strikes.  Lightening would spark prairie fires and burn the dead stalks to the ground.  This would allow for new growth to emerge.  It was a healthy cycle naturally occurring in nature.
I have spent more than several hours clearing my "native" patch of grasses and wildflowers.  I like to call this annual March chore "death by 1000 paper cuts".  If it's too warm for long sleeves my arms suffer from the blades of grass.  It was over 80 yesterday and today.  C:-) Preparing to cut the last big clump of grass, I had the bright idea to put on my long sleeved beekeeping gloves!    C:-) It works!

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Re: New use for beekeeping gloves
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 03:06:52 PM »
Guess it proves they're good for something.  :laugh:
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Re: New use for beekeeping gloves
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 04:26:23 PM »
I'll use mine for other tasks.

Alternately, I have a pair of welder's gloves that I'll slip on before mowing or weed-eating around the hives if the bees are grouchy.  They're quicker to put on and take off, so I can ditch them once I feel I'm at a safe distance.
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