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Bee Jacket - Ventilated Mesh

$139.00

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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 and these jackets are perfect for the beekeeper who wants convenience while also knowing their face, arms and torso are well protected.

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 protection 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.


Featuring:

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 protection 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 protection and practicality.

 

Chest, Hip and Sleeve Pockets

Once you have opened your hive - you will really want to be as efficient as possible, as the least amount of time you disturb the bees… well the less disturbed the bees will be.

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 protection against defensive bees. Thumb stirrups at each wrist will help keep your elasticised sleeves in place offering additional protection.

 

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.

3-LAYER MESH

Our unique Flow 3-layer mesh gear 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 beesuits, 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!

What jacket size should I pick?

Bee Jackets 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 jacket 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 wrists to remain covered).

Be sure to give yourself plenty of room to move around. Beekeeper jackets 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 cranky bees.

Important sizes are the 'waistband circumference' which is an elastic waistband indicating tight/stretched measurements. You will want the elastic waistband to fit your individual size, as it stops the bees crawling up if it is worn over and not tucked into pants. The ‘torso body length’ is also important - this will make sure your bee jacket waistband sits low enough to meet with your pants - and does not rise right up when lifting or reaching. 

Chart Reference 

C

A

(not shown on chart)

L

SIZE

Chest

Nape to Cuff

waist band circumference expandable range

(tight - stretched)

Torso Body Length

         

XXS

115cm
/
45in

83cm
/
32.5in

103cm - 121cm
/
40.5in - 47.5in

81cm
/
32in

XS

118cm
/
46.5in

86cm
/
34in

106cm - 124cm
/
41.5in - 49in

82cm
/
32in

S

121cm
/
47.5in

89cm
/
35in

109cm - 127cm
/
43in - 50in

83cm
/
32.5in

M

124cm
/
49in

92cm
/
36in

112cm - 130cm
/
44in - 51in

84cm
/
33in

L

127cm
/
50in

95cm
/
37.5in

115cm - 133cm
/
45in - 52in

85cm
/
33.5in

XL

130cm
/
51in

98cm
/
38.5in

118cm - 136cm
/
46.5in - 53.5in

86.5cm
/
34in

2XL

133cm
/
52in

101cm
/
40in

121cm - 139cm
/
47.5in - 54.5in

88cm
/
34.5in

3XL

136cm
/
53.5in

104cm
/
41in

124cm - 142cm
/
49in - 56in

89.5cm
/
35in

4XL

139cm
/
54.5in

107cm
/
42in

127cm - 145cm
/
50in - 57in 

91cm
/
36in

5XL

142cm
/
56in

110cm
/
43in

130cm - 148cm
/
51in - 58in

92.5cm
/
36.5in

Hood

Matches suit size

Gloves

Matches suit size

 
   

(Sizes rounded to nearest 0.5 cm or inch)


Please note, due to the popularity of these jackets we will sometimes run low on inventory in some sizes. If your size is out of stock, you can order a larger size or contact us for the estimated restocking time. 

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 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.

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

New to beekeeping and not sure where start?

Great - the world needs more people caring for the bees!

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:

  • Beginner Beekeeping Series

    This great series is free to watch, anytime at your leisure. Whether you are a newbee or an experienced beekeeper wanting to refresh your skills, our beginner beekeeping series has handy tips and information to get started on your beekeeping journey with confidence.
     

  • 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 with our friendly support staff
    • 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!
     



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