Why a Ventilated Beekeeping Jacket?
Beekeeping is a hot business and most of use beekeepers want to bee cool!, 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 Jacket.
These Beekeeping Jackets are made from the same material as our Ventilated Beekeeping suits / kiwibreeze suits, but in a jacket format.
The Ventilated Beekeeping Jacket uses plastic YKK zippers, three layers of ventilated fabric, two deep pockets at the chest and two large pockets on the hips. The sleeves are elasticated and have a thumb loop to stop the sleeves riding up your arm.
The ventilated fabric keeps you cool as well as the multi layering protects you from stings as bees stingers aren't long enough to reach your body.
The bottom of the suit is also elasticated to prevent the jacket riding up your back to avoid any builder crack stings.
At kiwimana we have been using the Ventilated Beekeeping Suits for over three years now and find them fantastic, no more working in a damp sweat laden cotton suits all day. The kiwibreeze ventilated suit and jackets 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 Jacket, you can do your beekeeping in long trousers and a t-shirt!!
When we interviewed Tyson Kaiser who owns a similar suit and he said “I couldn't live without my ventilated suit”, you can listen to this interview HERE.
- One zipper on hood allows for removal for cleaning
- Excellent visibility through veil
- Elasticated wrists and bottom
- Two chests pocket and two hip pockets for larger items
- Jackets are machine washable
- Detachable hood is washable by hand
To Check the sizes of these suits, please have a look at this size chart below.
If you have any questions feel free to email or call us (09) 810 9965 (NZ Time)
Measurements for the Ventilated Beekeeping Jacket (cm)
|Length (HPS) – High Shoulder Point||63.5||67.3||71.1||74.9||78.7||82.6|
|Chest (Round)||106.7 / 111.8||116.8 / 121.9||127.0 / 132.1||137.2 / 142.2||147.3 / 152.4||157.5 / 162.6|
|Sleeve Open – cuff||31.8||33.0||34.3||35.6||36.8||38.1|