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 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)|
|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)|
|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 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.
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly Facebook Live events.
Have Flow product questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.
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Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!