If you find it too time-consuming to get in and out of a full
beekeeping suit, one of our heavy- duty vented bee jackets will be just
the right thing for you. These jackets offer a good balance of
protection from stings, ease of use and the ability to keep you cool.
Made from a cotton polyester blend our heavy-duty bee jackets are
fast becoming a favorite among our customers and staff. The mesh
material of the ventilated jackets allows air to flow keeping you cool
when working your bees on hot summer days. Double Velcro enclosures at
the neck provide protection from pesky bees trying to crawl inside.
Our heavy-duty bee jackets have a zipper-front, easy-to-zip
detachable mesh veil, and the elastic bands around the wrist allow for
maximum protection. Another convenient feature is thumb straps that
attached to the wrists of the jacket which keep the sleeves from
creeping up under your gloves.
We’ve found that other bee jackets don’t have enough pockets, so
we’ve designed ours with two convenient chest pockets and two waist
pockets which allow you to store your tools while working with your bees
ROUND VS FENCING VEIL
Many new beekeepers ask the benefits of buying a round veil jacket
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
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.