“Astronaut” bee jacket

(4 customer reviews)


An alternative to the all-in-one suit, combining ease of use with protection to the upper body.

SKU: astronaut-bee-jacket Category:


Unlike the fencer hood which relies on your head, the astronaut hood is self-supporting. The vertical hoops keep the hood away from the head thereby increasing ventilation and visibility, and the gap between the veil and the side of your face. The front pull-down tab keeps the veil away from the face.

  • available in 100% pre-shrunk machine washable cotton or micro-fibre
  • detachable throw-back hood
  • fully zippered at the front
  • elasticated waist and cuffs
  • front strap to adjust the veil’s distance from the face
  • two big pockets and one small with a Velcro closure

Micro-fibre, an option on this product, is a lightweight man made fabric that is soft to the touch, robust and breathable. It is therefore extremely comfortable to wear, especially on a warm day. We have also noticed that fewer bees settle on this fabric.

These images are for illustrative purposes only and colours may vary. We will endeavour to supply the requested colour, but in the event of this not being possible, we may substitute another colour in its place.

Additional information

Weight N/A

cotton, micro-fibre


lemon, no preference, biscuit (cotton only), olive


small, medium, large, extra large, extra extra large, extra extra extra large

4 reviews for “Astronaut” bee jacket

  1. Simon Battram (verified owner)

    I first used this on a course, It is a brilliant design and very comfortable. So comfortable I have purchased one for my own use, Thank you Bee Basic.

  2. STEVEN SUGG (verified owner)

    Very pleased with purchase. A great design and very comfortable.

  3. Simon Battram (verified owner)

    Brilliant and keeps the bees out and very comfortable for me and now my wife has one also. What more can you say

  4. Thomas Bickerdike (verified owner)

    Having warn this Astronaut jacket a few times now I have to say it is fantastic very well made top quality and very comfortable obviously designed by beekeepers for beekeepers and at a great price to.
    Highly recommended

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Find your size

Size does matter, at least to us. While you might not win any fashion awards, we want you to feel comfortable. Our suits and jackets come in small, medium, large and extra large sizes, and we do have some extra extra large. Beekeepers are not however as conveniently sized.

This clothing is intended to last. It needs to be right. If in doubt, go large. Remember to allow for the clothes you are wearing, particularly in winter. Baggy is good. Don’t be afraid of offending your bees. They will not recognise or respect style. Should the chosen size prove wrong, we will happily exchange for another size. Personal callers, by prior arrangement, can try before they buy.

The suits and jackets are generously cut with back pleats. The suits are also long in the body. You might be pleasantly surprised! Made to measure can be arranged, at additional cost.

If you are uncertain or want help, please contact us.

As a guide, we suggest the following groupings:

XXXSn/a (child's size)4’6″
XXSn/a (child's size)4’9″
XSn/a (child's size)5’0″