One of the most essential pieces of beekeeping equipment is a
beekeeper’s suit. It gives head-to-toe protection from stings when
working with your bees, even in the most adverse of conditions.
Made from a cotton polyester blend, our ventilated bee suits are fast
becoming favorites among our customers and staff. The mesh material of
the ventilated suits allows air to flow keeping you cool when working
your bees during hot summer days.
One pain point with other bee suits is that you need to take your
shoes or boots off to suit up. Our ventilated bee suits have zippered
ankles that allow you to put your suit on effortlessly over your clothes
and footwear! Also, our ventilated bee suits have a zipper-front and
easy-to-zip detachable veil making getting in and out fast and simple.
When agitated, bees like to crawl into dark spaces. The elastic bands
around the wrist and ankles of our suits ensure maximum protection.
Some additional bonus features include thumb straps to keep your sleeves
from creeping up under your gloves and double Velcro enclosures.
Each suit has multiple pockets (one chest pocket and two pockets on
each leg) letting you keep your most important tools easily accessible.
Our beekeeping suits give you the peace-of-mind you need to work confidently with your bees.
Fencing vs Round Veil
Many new beekeepers ask the benefits of buying a round veil suit
versus a fencing veil suit. Each one will protect you equally - it’s
just a matter of personal preference. Round veils keep wiring away from
your face even when kneeling and bending, and offer a wider range of
view. Fencing veils help keep you cooler because they don’t require a
hat. The hat attached to the round veils is one size fits most. Given
this, we recommend that if you have a larger head, to purchase a fencing
veil suit as the hat on the round veil suit might be too small.
It's important to make sure that you choose the right size beekeeping
jacket. If you choose a beekeeping jacket that's too small or too
large, it won't be comfortable, and more importantly, it won't provide
the best protection while working with your bees. Here are a few helpful
hints on picking the right size beekeeping jacket.
- Most people will fit into the same size jacket that they wear in a t-shirt.
- Can't decide if you should get the large or the XL? We always recommend picking the larger size.
To make sure you choose the right size beekeeping jacket, you can measure the circumference of the widest part of your chest by placing the tape under your arms and wrapping it around your torso.