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Bee Jacket - Ventilated Mesh

€ 99.00 (excl. VAT)

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Dispatches in 1-2 working days.


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 beehive can get cranky sometimes and these jackets are perfect for the beekeeper who wants convenience while also knowing their face, arms and torso have the very best in sting prevention.

Our Mesh Jackets are lightweight and easy to take on and off, which makes them a popular option around the Flow office.  Just make sure you’re wearing suitable prion below the waist!

Each jacket kit comes with accordingly-sized ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves and a J-style hive tool, both items extremely useful for any beekeeper.


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Triple-layer polyester mesh textile

This mesh fabric allows air to come in while preventing nasty bee stings. With three intersecting layers of mesh, this fabric offers a raised preventative layer difficult for a tiny bee stinger to get through whilst allowing enough airflow to keep your body nice and cool. The lightweight construction means you will be happy to wear these jackets for extended beekeeping sessions.

Dual grade mesh fencing veil

We are really happy to have sourced this perfect fully removable fencing style veil. This mesh veil does not compromise on either durability nor visibility. Using a combination of high-gauge heavy mesh for solid sting prevention on the flanks where increased movement requires extra strength, with a finer gauge mesh over the face for easier breathing and better visibility, this veil offers outstanding sting prevention and practicality.

Chest, Hip and Sleeve Pockets

 Hive inspections often require additional equipment which can be needed at a moment's notice. This versatile jacket features 6 pockets located on the hips, chest and sleeves so that you can store all of your beekeeping essentials to ensure you will always be completely prepared.

All pockets are made from good quality, medium-weight cotton drill, with the chest pockets featuring an embroidered Flow logo and secure hook-and-loop fastening top flaps.

Elasticated Cuffs, Waistband and Thumb Stirrups

This jacket features elasticated wrist cuffs and waistband providing comfortable yet snug barriers as preventative sting prevention against defensive bees. Thumb stirrups at each wrist will help keep your elasticised sleeves in place offering additional sting prevention.

YKK zippers

High-quality zippers which feature an oversized ring pull tab making them easy to use whilst wearing gloves. The rugged, plastic teeth are ideal for outdoor use as they will never rust and are extremely durable.

Elbow gaiters

When you’re moving around a lot tending your bees, the elbows on clothing can be put under a lot of stress and are often the first place to wear out. Padded elbow gaiters give extra strength where it’s needed most,  reinforced with cotton drill, these are designed to last.

Additional Information

This kit comes complete with Mesh Jacket, Ventilated Gauntlet Goatskin Gloves and a J-style hive tool handmade using German Stainless Steel. Please be aware that a beekeeping jacket is NOT a beekeeping suit. [You can have a look at those here]. It is important to wear additional protective clothing such as long pants (painters’ pants, jeans or sweatpants are great), a pair (or two) of thick socks, and good work boots to help prevent against stings.


Dispatches in 1-2 working days

3-LAYER MESH

Our unique Flow 3-layer mesh gear provide the best available sting prevention 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 beesuits, allowing breezes in and sweat to evaporate out, perfect for summer weather conditions.

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

What bee suit size should I pick?

Bee suits are designed to be worn slightly baggy over your normal clothing, so it’s best to choose a slightly larger size than you would normally wear.

Be sure to give yourself plenty of room to move around with additional length for movement – ankles and wrists need to remain covered when you’re crouching, bending or stretching.

You do not want the suit to be tight fitting – it’s this loose fitting material that offers sting prevention.

If in doubt or between sizes, go up to the next size:

Height (cm) Weight (kg)
50 56 62 68 74 80 86 92 98 104 110
145 - 150 2XS 2XS XS S
150 - 155 2XS 2XS XS S S M M M
155 - 160 2XS 2XS XS S S M M M L
160 - 166 XS XS XS S M M M L XL XL
166 - 171 XS S S M M L L L XL XL 2XL
171 - 176 M M M M L L L L XL 2XL 2XL
176 - 181 L L L L L L XL XL 2XL 2XL 3XL
181 - 186 L L L L XL XL XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
186 - 191 L L L XL XL XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
191 - 197 XL XL XL 2XL 2XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
197 - 204 2XL 2XL 2XL 3XL 3XL 4XL 5XL 5XL
Height (feet) Weight (lbs)
110 123 137 150 163 176 190 203 216 229 243
4'9" - 4'11" 2XS 2XS XS S
4'11" - 5'1" 2XS 2XS XS S S M M M
5'1" - 5'3" 2XS 2XS XS S S M M M L
5'3" - 5'5" XS XS XS S M M M L XL XL
5'5" - 5'7" XS S S M M L L L XL XL 2XL
5'7" - 5'9" M M M M L L L L XL 2XL 2XL
5'9" - 5'11" L L L L L L XL XL 2XL 2XL 3XL
5'11" - 6'1" L L L L XL XL XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
6'1" - 6'3" L L L XL XL XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
6'3" - 6'5" XL XL XL 2XL 2XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
6'5" - 6' 7" 2XL 2XL 2XL 3XL 3XL 4XL 5XL 5XL

Beekeeping is a labour of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime which requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.

Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent prevention against bee stings, but are not 100% 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.

Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

New to beekeeping and not sure where start?

Beekeeping is such a fascinating pastime enjoyed the world over by people from all walks of life.
Learning about looking after your bees is a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. They are amazing little creatures!

We love welcoming new beekeepers worldwide into the Flow family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your journey.

Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:

  • Getting Started - What You Need To Know

    A handy interactive guide explaining the basics of beekeeping.

     

  • Regular Q & A 'Facebook Live' events

    Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.
     

  • Support from our awesome team

    Have Flow-related bee questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.

    • Email - Our friendly support staff will get back to you ASAP
    • Phone - Kick back and have a good old chat with Trace
    • Live chat - Get fast answers to your buzzing questions

     

  • FAQ

    Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
     

  • Community Forum

    Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!