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Flow Beekeeper Suit - 3-layer Ventilated Mesh

€ 129.00 (excl. VAT)

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Triple layer mesh ensures great air circulation and keeps you cool, while preventing bee stings. 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!

Our unique Flow 3-layer mesh suits provide the best available protection and are purpose designed for functionality for times when even the friendliest hive gets cranky.

Three intersecting layers of raised fabric sit high and away from the skin, helping to prevent bee stings.

The mesh ensures much greater comfort than traditional suits, allowing breezes in and sweat to evaporate out, perfect for Australian conditions.

Lightweight construction allows for extended beekeeping sessions, so you can get to work like your busy bees even on the hottest days!

Featuring ankle zippers which enable you to put the suit on or remove it without taking off your boots, these roomy suits come with thick, GOTS certified organic cotton lined breast and side pockets, plus knee and elbow gaiters.

Equipped with durable, high quality YKK zippers, a removable fencing veil, anti-bunch elastic thumb and ankle stirrups–these packages also include lightweight, ventilated high-quality gauntlet goatskin gloves and a J-style hive tool handmade from German stainless-steel - offering the ultimate comfort in beekeeping protection.

Tough enough for heavy commercial use, our ventilated 3-layer mesh suits are also perfect for newbees so they can feel cool, confident and comfortable while they learn.

Available in sizes XXS - 5XL, there’s a suit to suit (almost) everybody.

What makes it so great?

Mesh Suit great features

Mesh fabric - three intersecting layers of mesh makes it difficult for a bee’s stinger to penetrate and ensures airflow to stay cool. The lightweight fabric makes it easy to wear for longer beekeeping sessions.

Dual grade mesh veil - fully removable veil provides outstanding protection and practicality. Using high-gauge heavy fencing-quality mesh for solid protection on the flanks and a finer gauge mesh over the face for better visibility.

Removable pouch for the J-Tool - another unique feature! Our J-Tool comes with a unique and special pouch designed to provide protection from sticky honey, messy propolis and the potential to damage your suit. A large velcro hook-and-loop fastening strip secures it in either hip pocket.

Generous sized hip and chest pockets - made from medium-weight organic cotton drill. The extra deep hip pockets also include inner pockets and hook-and-loop to hold the J-tool sleeve in place (ambidextrous design). The chest pockets include extra long hook-and-loop fastening top flaps to keep pocket contents safe.

Elasticated cuffs, waistband, ankle and thumb stirrups - provide comfortable and secure protection. Thumb stirrups at each wrist and over-boot stirrups prevent clothes riding-up during the most rigorous activity, ensuring no exposed skin for bees to find.

Leg zippers - ankle to knee zippers ensures you can easily put your suit on over your boots.

Quality zippers - high quality rugged, plastic YKK zippers have an oversized ring pull tab making them easy to use when wearing gloves.

Well-padded elbows and knees - reinforced cotton drill padding provide durability and plenty of comfort when working with your bees.

Sun protection - high cotton collar and wide band of cotton across top of mesh veil provide protection from Australia’s harsh sun.

Gauntlet gloves - super-soft goatskin gloves are very practical and comfortable to wear. The pliable goatskin are very functional, making gripping objects much easier. Mesh around the wrist allows airflow, and the cotton gator is elasticised at the elbow to prevent unwelcome visitors from entering your suit.

GOTS Organic cotton - durable yet soft cotton pockets and padding ensures our suit is both comfortable and practical, while supporting the environment and the wellbeing of those who have contributed to it’s creation.

 

What bee suit size should I pick?

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 generous additional length and width for movement (to ensure 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.

N

L

W

A

C

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

Washing Instructions:

  • Veil: Hand wash only
  • Suit: Remove veil from suit for machine washing in cold water. Tumble dry low. Remove promptly. Best to air dry in shade. No bleach
  • Gloves: Hand wash in cold water. Hang in shade to dry. Do not use clothes dryer. No bleach

Safety Instructions

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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