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!
Even the friendliest hive can get cranky sometimes, and when they do you want to know you are wearing the best available prevention wear – our ventilated 3-layer mesh suits are just that.
Cooler than traditional suits, the three intersecting layers of mesh allow breezes in and sweat to evaporate out, whilst the ventilated mesh offers a raised layer of fabric, which sits high and away from the skin, helping to prevent bee stings. Lightweight construction allows for extended beekeeping sessions, so you can get to work like your busy bees even on the hottest days!
Tough enough for heavy commercial use, our ventilated 3-layer mesh suits are also perfect for newbees so they can feel cool, confident and comfortable while they learn.
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?
Featuring ankle zippers which enable you to put the suit on or remove it without taking off your boots, these roomy suits come with thick, GOTS certified organic cotton lined breast and side pockets, plus knee and elbow gaiters.
Equipped with durable, high-quality YKK zippers, a removable fencing veil, anti-bunch elastic thumb and ankle stirrups – these packages also include lightweight, ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves and a J-style hive tool handmade from German stainless-steel – offering the ultimate comfort in sting prevention.
Our unique Flow 3-layer mesh gear provides the best available sting prevention and is 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 warm conditions.
Lightweight construction allows for extended beekeeping sessions, so you can get to work like your 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 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 “nape to ankle hem” and add about 15cm / 6in.
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.
Please select your prefered measurement unit:
Beekeeping Suit Measurements
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 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 to 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:
A handy interactive guide explaining the fundamentals of beekeeping.
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