Good Use of Beekeeping Pants

 My beekeeping pants wrapped around a compact apple tree to fend off spring frost.

My beekeeping pants wrapped around a compact apple tree to fend off spring frost.

I bought the beekeeping pants early in my beekeeping career, a lightweight white fabric designed to keep honeybees from stinging. 

I may have worn them once since I bought them, preferring either a pair of white chinos or worn jeans with a beekeeping jacket and built-in veil. 

When I heard the March 24, 2016 weather forecast for a deep frost, I decided to wrap my blooming compact fruit trees to try to salvage the blooms. As I ran out of towels and lightweight blankets, the pants caught my eye. This is a compact dwarf apple tree wrapped up for the frosty evening.

If you are a hobby beekeeper, skip the pants when buying your beekeeping clothing. Your trees may wear them more often than you do!

Charlotte