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 beehive 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

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Triple-layer polyester mesh textile

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 sting prevention and practicality. Using high-gauge heavy fencing-quality mesh for solid sting prevention 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 sting prevention. 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 the 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 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 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 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 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?

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 fundamentals of beekeeping.
     

  • Regular 'Facebook Live' events

    Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly Facebook Live events.
     

  • Support from our awesome team

    Have Flow product 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!
     




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