Beekeeping can be a sticky business!
While beekeeping there is good chance that you will end up with sticky fingers, having honey, propolis as well as potentially bees wax on your fingers.
To make matters worse, bees wax may end up in your pockets!
To make matters even worse, you even carry your phone in the same pockets!
Its basically a recipe for disaster and your phone unless you have a very solid phone casing which will avoid your phone being clogged up with either honey, bees wax or propolis.
This also goes for grease, dirt and diesel when operating heavy machinery for instance.
While working a few hundred colonies over the past 5 years, I had probably clogged up 1-2 phones to a point I could no longer clean out the charging port on the phone. When you are running a Samsung phone with integrated batteries, then that's kind of bad luck, and before you know it, you are buying a new phone even said I was using phone casings.
Until I discovered the Magnetic charging cables, found on eBay or Amazon which are quite a bit of a live safer for any electronic device you keep in your pockets as a beekeeper.
Basically insert the magnetic plug into the charging port of your phone, and its fairly safe not to clog it up in future. Simple and very effective!
We also use what's called Neck Fan's or Sport's Fans during the hot summer month, and they as well have the tendency to clog up with dirt. We have written another blog entry about them found here in case you want to follow up on it.
I can just say for myself that Magnetic charging cables have been a life saver in terms of keeping our electronic helpers alive avoiding damage to their charging ports and getting a longer life time out of them!
Give them a try and let us know how they worked for you.