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Beekeeping Suit - Unbleached Organic Cotton - Child

$139.00

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It’s not surprising children love beekeeping, especially when using Flow technology. Our hive observation features provide a window into the fascinating world of bees, while harvesting straight from the Flow Frames allows for the exciting opportunity to taste the different honey flavours stored within each frame.

Flow Hive technology drastically reduces the chance of being stung during harvest, however even the friendliest hive can get cranky sometimes.

Whilst sharing your beekeeping experience with children it’s important to ensure that you provide the best protection possible. Luckily it’s easy to Bee Prepared with our organic cotton kids suits.

This beekeeping suit is manufactured from our highest grade, unbleached, GOTS certified organic cotton and features an emblazoned Flow logo on it’s breast pocket. Equipped with durable, high quality YKK zippers, a fully removable fencing veil, plus anti-bunch elastic thumb and ankle stirrups– these suits are the ultimate in beekeeping protection.  Lightweight, ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves complete the package, ensuring your child will feel secure from head-to-toe. 

Children should always be supervised by an experienced adult beekeeper.


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    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.

    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 to dry in shade. Do not use dryer. No bleach.

    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 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.


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    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
    Child XS 58cm 115cm 70cm - 90cm 60cm 90cm
    Child S 61cm 123cm 71cm - 112cm 62cm 92cm
    Child M 62cm 127cm 71cm - 112cm 63cm 96cm
    Child  L 64cm 130cm 71cm - 112cm 67cm 102cm
    Hood Matches suit size
    Gloves Matches suit size


    Please note, due to the popularity of these suits 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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