Beekeeping Kit - Unbleached Organic Cotton Xmas Bundle 3a

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Beekeeping Kit including our highest quality Unbleached, Organic Cotton beekeeper suits emblazoned with a Flow™ logo on the breast pocket, these kits also come with lightweight, vented goatskin gauntlet beekeeping gloves, mesh veil and standard “J” hive tool.  Suits come equipped with Highest Quality YKK Zippers.  

What bee suit size should I pick?

Bee suits are meant to be worn over normal clothing, so so we suggest you pick 1 or 2 sizes bigger than you normally wear.

NOTE: This sizing chart below are measurements of the suit fabric itself.  In order to properly use this chart you would need to compare the chart to your own body size measuring over the top of your clothing and include additional length for movement.  

WHEN MEASURING YOUR OWN SIZE, MEASURE OVER CLOTHING AND GIVE PLENTY OF ROOM TO MOVE AROUND.  BEEKEEPER SUIT OVERALLS ARE WORN SLIGHTLY BAGGY OVER YOUR CLOTHING SO CHOOSE A SIZE WHICH WILL GIVE YOU PLENTY OF ROOM TO MOVE AROUND.

It is generally recommended that you consider sizing your beesuit overalls 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.  To properly calculate this measurement, measure your own body from the top of your shirt collar to about 15cm below the bottom of your crotch. 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 183cm tall and weighing 80kg 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. 

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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 expendable range
(tight - 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


Thick cotton beekeeper suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent protection against bee stings, but are not 100 per cent 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. Some people have severe allergies to bee stings, so please be aware of the potential hazards, especially to children, when considering whether beekeeping is right for you.

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