I have started making a list of things I'll need to keep at hand to be ready this year. It includes the obvious (bee suit, general beekeeping equipment, etc), a box and a sheet, and secateurs and pruning saw. While looking it up I came across a few photos which show I may have got it all wrong. Perhaps I just need a straw boater, a bow tie and a feather!
Or a pair of braces.
Maybe I should grow mutton-chop whiskers.
This lady is at least wearing some protection
whereas this one only needed slippers and a pinafore.
Just to be on the safe side I think I will take my bee suit.