Assume you’ve been stung by a bee. Isn’t it painful? Now, consider those who collect honey from bees; they have to deal with thousands of bees and it’s quite obvious, that they require a shield.
Another example could be when someone tries to invade your privacy and you become defensive.Think about those bees, who act defensive and are ready to inflict some painful stings as you provoke them.
Of course, you’ll need a protective covering as you approach the hive and begin beekeeping. It is necessary to protect one’s face, arms, legs, and other body parts. And for that, there is special clothing made for them, known as bee suits.
There are 3-layered ventilated bee suits, as well, which offer extra protection and features.
The bee suits are generally white, because, it’s a neutral color for bees, secondly it’s easier to spot these little insects, and thus the light color reflects the sun.The honey-bee suit prices vary according to the quality and advantages they offer.
WHAT ARE THE BEE-KEEPING SUITS MADE OFF?
You might be wondering what the suits are made of and how they reduce the risk of stings.
.The beekeeping suits are made up of either of the following materials, i.e., Cotton, Mesh, Polycotton, or Nylon.
|–Multiple layers create a thick layer.||– The thick material makes it tough for the bees to sting.||– Its slippery material makes it tough for the bees to sting.|
|Suits are very breathable due to air mesh.||Suits are very comfortable to wear.||Suits are not breathable and catches fire easily. (Not Recommended)|
Now, that you know that bee suits are the protective garments worn during hive, let’s look down at the qualities it should have and this is where we come and offer you the bestquality products.
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Cotton, we know, provides much more protection because of its thick texture and offers sting-free protection for your chest and back. We also know how crucial it is to remain comfortable and calm throughout the hive. Keeping these considerations in mind, we have created sting-proof suits for those who prefer cotton bee suits.
These protective shields are made from the thickest fabric, 280 GSM, and are made entirely of cotton. For added protection, elastics are placed near the waist, wrists, ankles, and thumb loops.
A small hole can allow bees to enter the beesuit, so we used high-quality YKK zippers to prevent this situation.There are two YKK zippers: one at the front and one at the back, which is the double slider.
The hoods can be flipped back or removed for your convenience. The suit has five pockets: one near the chest, two side pockets, and two long-hive pockets. Generally, the good quality honey bee-suit price range from 100$ USD to 200$ USD.
3-layered ventilated bee suits –
There are also 3-layered ventilated bee suits, which are similar to cotton suits but differ in some ways. It gets its name from the fact that it has three layers of protection. The inner cover is composed of rubber-coated sponge mesh, while the outer two layers are fabricated from polyester mesh, which is durable.
When it comes to the veil, the top of the hood is made of three layers of ventilated mesh, giving you a better view.
Now, this type of suit does provide extra qualities and the products like this come at a good price. Such additional features and extra protection honey bee suit prices range within 150$ USD to 200$ USD.
BEEKEEPING SUITS GEARS:
The beekeeping suit includes the following protective gear for the upper and lower body:
- HAT AND VEIL :
Beekeepers must have a hat and bee veil to protect their heads, eyes, and neck. One should include these items essentially, because who wants to lose their eye-vision? Yes, a bee sting can cause such serious complications.
In addition, the face and neck must be covered. Without a hat and a veil, beekeeping is extremely dangerous.
The hat rests on the top of the head and the veil goes down till the shoulders& is attached to the beesuit.
There are 3 styles of veils :
- The Fencing Veil: This modern veil, doesn’t come with a hat. It offers a good view, is airy, light-weighted and affordable. It has a protective mesh covering for your head and neck.
- – The Round Veil: The round veil is a popular choice because it allows for more visibility, breathability, and ventilation. A hat is included with the round veil.
- The round veil is more comfortable, provides more screening, 360-degree visibility, and more air because it has a mesh hanging down to the shoulders, and isaffordable.
- The Square Veil: The square veil is the most cost-effective because it is made up of two pieces: a mesh veil and a hardhat.
The square veil can be folded, and it has an advantage over the other two veils in that it allows you to choose the hat that best fits your head. The other two are unrestricted in size.
It offers a clear view and can be sold independently.
- JACKET: The jacket is the next most important component of the beekeeping suit. In general, the suits are white.
The white color helps the bees identify who the predator or apiarist is. Though no color can protect you from an attack if you provoke the bees, still the white color distinguishes them from their natural dark-colored enemies, such as bears.
As a result, the jacket provides excellent protection against bee stings. We’ve already discussed the advantages of using different materials for suits.
It is advised to purchase a larger size jacket.
- GLOVES: You don’t want allergies or stings on your hands during hive.Wearing gloves and protecting your hands is the best way to avoid it. As the hands are that body part, which is very near to the hive and they have to perform nearly every task.
During the hive, one must be extra cautious, and there is a greater risk of being attacked because the bees have become highly agitated.
- BOOTS: The boots complete the beekeeping suits. There is an alternative for those who do not want to wear shoes or boots during the hive. They can protect the area around their ankles by wearing leg covers.
Bees can enter even through a small gap that you might overlook. As a result, it is preferable to cover and protect yourself during the hive.
Therefore, bee suits are used. Also, use the suits not only to protect yourself, but also the bees, as they die out quickly after stinging. They do so in self-defense.
We as humans can contribute a little to nature for the price the bees pay; as we use them to collect honey for commercial and agricultural purposes.