The Single Most Critical Way To Stop Bee & Wasp Stings

by James Bailey on March 31, 2020

I need something for yellow jackets and red paper wasps. What should I do?

In this video, I wanted to share with you the single most critical way to stop bee & wasp stings, as this is the most common question that I’m asked:

"I need something for yellow jackets and red paper wasps.

I'm going into the attic because there are football-sized nests up there.

With nowhere to run, I need the best sting protection available.

What do you recommend?” Mr. W.

The answer to this question is much less about the suit and more about the bee or wasp.

  • Texas Red Paper Wasp (Polistes apache) the Stinger Length is 3.81mm
  • Yellow Jacket Wasp (Vespula) 3.2mm
  • European Hornet (Vespa crabro) Stinger Length 5.39mm
  • Western Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Stinger Length 2.99mm

In this case, Unlike in beekeeping, you are going to be in a confined space, with nowhere to escape, so you will need to cover your entire body.

So, what should you wear? Well, you have two main choices... What the video to find out more.

Recommend Products:

Zephyros Ventilated Beekeeping Suit:

Max Protect Cotton Beekeeping Suit:

Apiarist Polycotton Beekeeping Suit:

Natural Apiary Beekeeper Suits and Gloves Catalog:

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