Notes on Size Selection

Beekeeper Suit Sizes are measured from the "Nape". The nape is the lower back side of your shirt collar at the lowest portion of the back of your neck.

It is generally recommended that you consider sizing your beesuit a bit larger size than normal clothing in order to accommodate wearing clothes underneath and for loose fitting. The most important measurement on sizing is the Torso, or "nape to crotch" in the sizing chart shown below. The next important measurement to consider is the "waist band circumference" which is an elastic waistband. You will want the elastic waistband to be fitting your individual size. When gathering your measurements, also consider wearing clothes especially a sweater/jumper if you think you will need to wear this type of clothing under your suit when managing your hive.

Slightly larger than your normal sized clothing will be preferred as you DO NOT want your beesuit to be tight fitting. Beekeeper suits are not tight fitting fashion items and the best fitting beekeepers suit is slightly baggy. It is the loose fitting cotton material that keeps you from getting stung by angry bees. Beekeeper Suit sizes DO run slightly larger than your normal clothing to account for this needed baggy fitting already. However, it is also recommended that you consider selecting a larger size if right on the edge of two sizes.

Sizing Example: A typical Male 6' 0" 172lbs (183cm-78kg) will fit both a Medium or Large Sized Beekeepers Suit. However when wearing the tighter fitting size medium simple tasks such as bending over the hive may make the suit tight fitting or lift the ankle cuffs up over the top of your boots. Therefore a large would be the preferred size. Plus if your beekeeping will be done in a cool region size medium would not account for wearing clothing underneath.

Also, please do not forget to email us your size after you have ordered so that we can link your size request from your email address with the Indiegogo Order.


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