€ 100.00 (excl. VAT)
Flow Hive technology drastically reduces the chance of being stung during harvest, but if you drop a full brood frame during a routine inspection, you are sure to attract unwanted attention!
Even the friendliest hive can get cranky sometimes. Luckily it’s easy to Bee Prepared with our organic unbleached cotton suits - perfect for beekeepers who want to know they are well protected, whilst also following the example of our little environmental champions (bees) by buying unbleached certified organic cotton!
This beekeeping kit includes our highest grade, unbleached, GOTS certified organic cotton beekeeper suit emblazoned with the Flow logo on it’s breast pocket. Equipped head-to-toe with durable, high quality YKK zippers, a fully removable fencing veil, plus anti-bunch elastic thumb and ankle stirrups– these suits offer the ultimate in beekeeping protection.
This package also comes with lightweight, ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves and a J-style hive tool handmade with German stainless-steel.
Bee suits are designed to be worn over normal clothing, so we suggest you select 1 size larger than you normally wear.
NOTE: The sizing chart below provides measurements of the suit fabric itself. In order to properly use this chart you need to compare the chart to your own body size measuring over the top of your clothing and include additional length for movement (to allow ankles and wrists to remain covered).
Be sure to give yourself plenty of room to move around. Beekeeper suits are typically worn slightly baggy- you do not want these to be tight fitting. It is the loose fitting cotton material that keeps you from getting stung by angry bees.
The most important measurement for sizing is the torso, or "nape to crotch" in the sizing chart shown below. To properly calculate this measurement, measure your own body from the top of your shirt collar to about 15cm / 6in below the bottom of your crotch. The next measurement to consider is the "waistband circumference" which is an elastic waistband. You will want the elastic waistband to be comfortable for your individual size.
nape to crotch
(top of shirt collar to 15cm below bottom of crotch
|nape to ankle hem||waist band circumference expandable range
(tight - stretched)
|nape to cuff||chest|
|XXS||83cm||160cm||71cm - 112cm||83cm||112cm|
|XS||86cm||163cm||81cm - 115cm||86cm||115cm|
|S||89cm||166cm||97cm - 118cm||89cm||118cm|
|M||92cm||169cm||102cm - 121cm||92cm||121cm|
|L||95cm||172cm||106cm - 124cm||95cm||124cm|
|XL||97cm||176cm||114cm - 128cm||98cm||128cm|
|XXL||99cm||179cm||117cm - 132cm||101cm||132cm|
|XXXL||101cm||182cm||127cm - 136cm||104cm||136cm|
|4XL||104cm||185cm||130cm - 139cm||107cm||139cm|
|5XL||107cm||188cm||133cm - 142cm||110cm||142cm|
|Hood||Matches suit size|
|Gloves||Matches suit size|
Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent protection against bee stings, but are not 100 percent effective. It’s important new beekeepers exercise caution when tending to their hives and are comfortable with the fact that sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung. To be aware of the potential hazards, especially to children, check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet for an introduction to beekeeping safety and first aid.
If your size is listed as "out of stock" you could try a larger size or Mesh Jacket instead.
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