I would like to work around the bees and not wear all the gear.
The next time I inspect the hive, I am going to just use smoke at the beginning and as necessary and see how it goes.
Last full inspection, I had long sleeve shirt, veil, and cotton gloves, not one Bee came near me.
When you watch video clips, many Beekeepers wear nothing, like The Fat Beeman, J P the Beeman, and many others.
Look at clips of J P the Beeman, he is removing huge wild colonies and never wears protection.
Do stingers go through latex / nitrile surgical gloves?