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Flow Beekeeper Suit - 3-layer Ventilated Mesh

$179.00

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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!

This package also comes with lightweight, ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves and a J-style hive tool handmade with German stainless-steel. 

 

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 its creation.

 

Looking for even more information? Check out this article on our blog.


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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 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 beekeeping suit fabric itself, not the body measurements. 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 .

The most important measurement for sizing are:

  1. 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.
  2. the next measurement to consider is the “nape to ankle hem” and add about 15cm / 6in.
  3. Finally, measure the "waistband circumference" which is a part-elastic waistband. You will want the elastic waistband to be comfortable for your individual size, so please refer to the “relaxed” measurement plus enough extra room for ease of movement and comfort.

 

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Beekeeping Suit Measurements

N L W A C
UNISEX SIZE

nape to crotch 

(top of shirt collar to 15cm below bottom of crotch

nape to ankle hem waist band circumference expandable range
(relaxed - 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


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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