Do I really need a full bee suit?
I know I need a veil, but couldn't I just wear a rain coat (or sweatshirt), baggy jeans, and garden gloves instead of paying for a complete suit? I would tie cord around the cuffs to prevent bees crawling up my arms and legs.
From what I've read on here a lot of people wear a suit initially but then use a lot less gear once they're comfortable around the bees so I'd rather save money by using what I already have on hand.
Has anyone else done this and if so how did it work out?