Why a Ventilated Beekeeping Suit?
Beekeeping is a hot business, and most of it happens at the height of the day when most of the bees in the colony are out collecting honey and pollen. Make life easier for yourself and get a kiwibreeze – Ventilated Beekeeping Suit.
The Ventilated Beekeeping Suit uses plastic zippers, three layers of ventilated fabric, two deep pockets at the chest and two deep pockets on the legs. The sleeves have elastic and the ankle area has either a Velcro strip or zip, so you can secure the bottom of the legs around around your shoes,or gumboots.
The ventilated fabric keeps you cool, but the multi layering prevents bees from stinging you because their stingers aren’t long enough to reach your body.
At kiwimana we have been using the Ventilated Beekeeping Suit since 2013 and find them fantastic, no more working in a damp sweat laden cotton suits all day. The kiwibreeze ventilated suit make beekeeping a joy on hot days. The material sits away from your skin, so the bee stingers aren’t long enough to reach your body. This reduces stings to a minimum.
While wearing the Ventilated Beekeeping Suit, you can do your beekeeping in shorts and a t-shirt!!
- Features of the KiwiBreeze ventilated Beekeeping suit
- One zipper on hood allows for removal for cleaning
- Excellent visibility through veil
- Knee pads for extra wear
- Elasticated wrists and ankles (with added Velcro)
- Two chests pocket and two side pockets
- Jackets are machine washable
- Detachable hood is washable by hand
Measurements for the Ventilated Beekeeping Suits (cm’s)
|(A) Veil to Ankles (HPS)||161||169||171||176||181||–||–||–|
|(B) Shoulder to Shoulder (x2 for Chest)||120||130||130||138||144||–||–||–|
|(C) Top of Zip to Crutch||76||81||84||85||87||–||–||–|
|(D) Top of Zip to Waist||47||47||47||47||47||–||–||–|
|(E) Inseam – Crutch to Ankle||81||81||87||88||88||–||–||–|
|(F) Sleeve Length||59||63||65||69||70||–||–||–|
|(G) Top of Shoulder to Under Arm||40||40||42||43||43||–||–||–|
|(H) Armpit to Armpit||112||140||136||150||154||–||–||–|
Click HERE for a Full Body Chart that explains the above measurements.