I’m going to be doing some treating with drione for carpenter bees and I’m wondering if I need a bee hat or veil or some kind of protection?
Generally speaking, you won’t need any special protective bee equipment when treating for carpenter bees. As our Carpenter Bee article explains, the Male bees don’t have stingers and females generally are not agressive. When treatments are done late in the day, around dusk, or early in the morning, we have not heard of anyone having problems. That being said, we do have Bee Suits, Bee Veils and Bee Hats available if you feel such protection would be desired.