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Offline Jim 134

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Washing bee suits and veils
« on: July 02, 2016, 11:19:30 PM »
       I always heard it said bee suits should be washed alone and veils should be washed by hand. I was wondering if anybody ever tried a product like this for washed their veils and put it on gentle in a regular washing machine with Woolite
 
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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 02:37:21 AM »
I wash mine with regular laundry detergent and spray in wash, suit in machine and hat with veil with same but by hand.

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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 01:59:12 PM »
I wash mine with green soap with ingredients based on olive oil.

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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 02:24:36 PM »
My wife washes our suits, hood and all in the washing machine on the gentle/hand wash cycle with All.
They come out just fine and we hang dry them in the garage.
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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 03:54:16 PM »
We do the hand wash cycle also. Any suggestions for getting propolis off the gloves?

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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2016, 12:21:20 AM »
Good luck getting propolis off the gloves. It will dissolve in alcohol.
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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 10:58:11 PM »
I wash the veil and hat by scrubbing them with dishwashing soap and rinsing them with a hose in the back yard. The suit goes through the washer in cold water with no softener and air dries.
  After working a aggressive hive I'll wash the veil to remove any alarm phernomes left from bumping bees. 

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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 02:32:26 PM »
I tuck the veil inside the suit and zip it up tight, wash the whole thing on gentle with my regular laundry detergent, hang outside to dry.
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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 11:27:04 PM »
I just throw mine in with jeans and wash as usual. Just zip it up with the hood zipped on. Throw in drier with softener sheet. Never have problems. Wash mine after overhead cutouts or if smells from sweat. Mostly during hot times I'm using the Nat jacket used by fisherman. That I hand wash in sink and hang in shower to dry overnight.

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Re: Washing bee suits and veils
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2016, 12:40:21 AM »
I bleach the jacket and hand wash the veil. 
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