“Traditional” bee suit

(2 customer reviews)


SKU: traditional-bee-suit Category:


This is our favourite all in one suit. The traditional hat and veil style
offers all round vision and ventilation.

  • 100% pre-shrunk machine washable cotton
  • detachable hat and veil with zipper closure
  • all round vision and ventilation
  • sewn-in wire hoop to keep the veil away from the face
  • fully zippered at the front
  • elasticated waist, cuffs and ankles
  • side zippers to the ankles
  • two big pockets and one small with a Velcro closure
  • side chisel pocket

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 2 kg

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


no preference, biscuit, olive

2 reviews for “Traditional” bee suit

  1. John Dudman

    After looking at various options and suppliers, I on behalf of Pembrokeshire Beekeepers\’ Association, ordered a number of these in various sizes towards the end of the 2008 season for use by beginners and guests in our out apiary. They are well made, excellent value for money and will give confidence to nervous novices. Perhaps the Velcro fixings at the junction between the front zip and the veil will prove tricky. Time will tell if this is a problem in use.

  2. chris hardy (verified owner)

    I’m 5’7″ and ordered the medium size. Suit fits really well and feels really safe. Nice thick cotton and NOT white. I’m definitely going to be able to focus on bee keeping with this suit and not worry about bees getting in the suit!

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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″