Bee Jacket - Ventilated Mesh

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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!

Even the friendliest hive can get cranky sometimes and these jackets are perfect for the beekeeper who wants convenience while also knowing their face, arms and torso are well protected.

Our Mesh Jackets are lightweight and easy to take on and off, which makes them a popular option around the Flow office. Just make sure you’re wearing suitable protection below the waist! Each jacket kit comes with accordingly-sized ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves and a J-style hive tool- handmade using German Stainless Steel, both items extremely useful for any beekeeper.

Features:

These versatile jackets come with 6 thick, GOTS certified organic cotton lined hip, chest and sleeves pockets, plus knee and elbow gaiters.

Equipped with durable, high quality YKK zippers, a high guage heavy mesh removable fencing veil, anti-bunch elastic thumb and ankle stirrups.
Tough enough for heavy commercial use, our ventilated 3-layer mesh jackets are also perfect for newbees so they can feel cool, confident and comfortable while they learn.

Additional Information

Please be aware that a beekeeping jacket is NOT a beekeeping suit [you can view full beekeepers suits here].

It is important to wear additional protective clothing such as long pants (painters’ pants or jeans are great), a pair of thick socks, and good work boots to help prevent against stings.

Size is out of stock? Try a larger size, Mesh Suit or Organic Cotton Suit.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Mesh Beekeeping Jacket

  2. Goatskin Gloves

  3. Steel J Tool

What bee jacket size should I pick?

Bee Jackets 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 jacket fabric itself. 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 wrists to remain covered).

Be sure to give yourself plenty of room to move around. Beekeeper jackets 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 by cranky bees.

Important sizes are the 'waistband circumference' which is an elastic waistband indicating tight/stretched measurements. You will want the elastic waistband to fit your individual size, as it stops the bees crawling up if it is worn over and not tucked into pants. The ‘torso body length’ is also important - this will make sure your bee jacket waistband sits low enough to meet with your pants - and does not rise right up when lifting or reaching. 

 

 Chart

Reference

C

A

(not shown on chart)

L

SIZE

Chest 

Nape to Cuff

waist band circumference expandable range

(tight - stretched)

Torso Body Length

XXS

115cm
/
45in

83cm
/
32.5in

81cm
/
32in

XS

118cm
/
46.5in

86cm
/
34in

82cm
/
32in

S

121cm
/
47.5in

89cm
/
35in

83cm
/
32.5in

M

124cm
/
49in

92cm
/
36in

84cm
/
33in

L

127cm
/
50in

95cm
/
37.5in

85cm
/
33.5in

XL

130cm
/
51in

98cm
/
38.5in

86.5cm
/
34in

2XL

133cm
/
52in

101cm
/
40in

88cm
/
34.5in

3XL

136cm
/
53.5in

104cm
/
41in

89.5cm
/
35in

4XL

139cm
/
54.5in

107cm
/
42in

91cm
/
36in

5XL

142cm
/
56in

110cm
/
43in

92.5cm
/
36.5in

Hood

Matches suit size

Gloves

Matches suit size

 

(Sizes rounded to nearest cm / inch)

Washing Instructions:

  • Veil: Hand wash only
  • Jacket: Remove veil from jacket for machine washing in cold water. Tumble dry low. Best to air dry in shade. No bleach
  • Gloves: Hand wash in cold water. Hang to dry in shade. Do not use dryer. No bleach 

New to beekeeping and not sure where to start?

We love welcoming new beekeepers into the Flow Family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your beekeeping 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

     

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
     

  • Community Forum

    Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the Flow community - or read through different topics to find your answer!
     

Purchase one of our Flow systems, and become part of the Flow community.

Safety & Care

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. Sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung. Some people have severe allergies to bee stings, so please be aware of the potential hazards when considering whether beekeeping is right for you.

Check out this Flow-sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • This really is a revolution. You can see into the hive, see when the honey is ready, and take it away in such a gentle way. 

    Graham A.

    Backyard beekeeper for 40 years

  • ...my first harvest wild flower very yummy to date I have harvested 5 frames which gave me 17kg with one to go very happy

    Mike C.

  • All my acquaintances in the bee community said they wouldn't take to the plastic flow frames. They were wrong.

    Michael

    Utah, USA

  • I can't thank you enough for the creation of flow hive!
    My beekeeping hobby has turned into a family hobby a first for my family.
    Thank you!

    Jaime

    Virginia, USA.