Beekeeper Gloves

Betterbee offers several types of beekeeper gloves. Our favorite is the Disposable Nitrile Glove. (Despite its name you can get a few uses out of each pair.) The standard choice for beginners is one of our leather gloves: ventilated, non-ventilated or goatskin.

The glove debate is strong among beekeepers. On one hand, you need to feel comfortable so you notice more and are less worried about getting stung. On the other hand, by not wearing gloves you learn very fast what movements work and what don’t while inspecting your bees. Either way, as a beekeeper it’s important to feel comfortable, so most start off wearing gloves.