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    Utah, USA

Beekeeping Kit - Unbleached Organic Cotton

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 we suggest you pick 1 or 2 sizes bigger than you normally wear, see the full sizing chart further down this page.

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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Due to a warehouse stocktake in USA, CANADA and AUSTRALIA, no orders will be dispatched for approximately 7 days from 20 July 2017 - we apologise for any inconvenience.

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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 / 6in 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 / 6 feet tall and weighing 80kg / 175 pounds 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. 

Organic Cotton Flow Beekeeping Kit

 

 

N

L

W

A

C

SIZE

nape to crotch

 

(top of shirt collar to 15cm / 6in below bottom of crotch

nape to ankle hem

waist band circumference expandable range

(tight - stretched)

nape to cuff

chest

XXS

83cm
/
33in

160cm
/
63in

71cm - 112cm
/
28in - 44in

83cm
/
33in

112cm
/
44in

XS

86cm
/
34in

163cm
/
64in

81cm - 115cm
/
32in - 45in

86cm
/
34in

115cm
/
45in

S

89cm
/
35in

166cm
/
65in

97cm - 118cm
/
38in - 46in

89cm
/
35in

118cm
/
46in

M

92cm
/
36in

169cm
/
67in

102cm - 121cm
/
40in - 48in

92cm
/
36in

121cm
/
48in

L

95cm
/
37in

172cm
/
68in

106cm - 124cm
/
42in - 49in

95cm
/
37in

124cm
/
49in

XL

97cm
/
38in

176cm
/
69in

114cm - 128cm
/
45in - 50in

98cm
/
39in

128cm
/
50in

XXL

99cm
/
39in

179cm
/
70in

117cm - 132cm
/
46in - 52in

101cm
/
40in

132cm
/
52in

XXXL

101cm
/
40in

182cm
/
72in

127cm - 136cm
/
50in - 54in

104cm
/
41in

136cm
/
54in

4XL

104cm
/
41in

185cm
/
73in

130cm - 139cm
/
51in - 55in

107cm
/
42in

139cm
/
55in

5XL

107cm

42in

188cm

74in

133cm - 142cm

52in - 56in

110cm

43in

142cm

56in

Hood

Matches suit size

Gloves

Matches suit size

 

 (Sizes rounded to nearest cm / inch)

Washing Instructions:

  • Veil: Hand Wash Only
  • Suit: Remove Veil from Suit for Machine Washing in Cold Water. Tumble Dry Low. Remove Promptly. 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 

Safety Instructions
Thick cotton beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent protection against bee stings, but are not 100 percent effective. Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet for an introduction to beekeeping safety and first aid.