These beekeeping gloves are ventilated and made of goatskin. This makes them more supple than cowhide, and this translates to better dexterity while you are working your hive. The ventilation on these beekeeping gloves will help keep you cool on a hot day working your beehive. The elastic cuffs allow the glove a positive connection to your bee jacket or suit, thus reducing bee intrusion. We have tried a lot of beekeeping gloves over the years and these have by far been our favorite!