How to Select the Proper Size Bee Suit

How to Select the Proper Size Bee Suit

Posted by Andrew Greess on Jun 29, 2022

Here are some thoughts on selecting a top quality, well-fitting bee suit.

Color. Beekeeping suits should be white or yellow. Dark colors attract and enrage bees. This is genetic.  Bees don't like bears and other mammals stealing their honey.

Fit. Bee suits should be loose to be worn over street clothes and not restrict your movement at all. Usually we recommend buying a bee suit a size larger than you would normally buy your street clothes.


Material. Cotton breathes. Polyester is durable. We recommend that bee suits be blend of the two materials for optimal use and results. Qspray professional grade bee suits are a cotton (65%) poly (35%) blend for comfort and durability.


Style. The style of bee suit you need is mostly based upon personal preference.


The most popular styles are:


Hooded Bee Suit – The hood is integral part of the suit that attaches via zipper. Some people prefer this style because it doesn’t require the use of a bee helmet.

hooded bee suit


Deluxe Complete Bee Suit – This suit includes a bee helmet (bee hat) that the bee veil sits on top of. It does provide a 360 degree view to the wearer that the hooded suit does not provide. 

bee suit

Bee Jacket – For occasional users that are comfortable around bees. Usually worn with heavy duty blue jeans.

Ventilated Bee Suit - a ventilated bee suit provides the complete protection of a hooded bee suit but is ventilated to provided additional air flow and comfort.  The vented fabric runs along the arms, downt the torso and along the legs.

ventilated bee suit

hooded bee jacket


Bee GlovesIt is critical that gloves are long enough to extend up the arm to prevent a gap between glove and suit.


Additional Features. Look for additional safety features when selecting your bee keeper suit. Look for safety features such as thumb loops to prevent the sleeves from riding up your arms and Velcro flaps to cover zippers to prevent bees from sneaking in.

A couple of additional notes.  When wearing your bee suit, be sure that everything is zipped and tucked and covered before you go outside to handle your bees.  

We are please to say that all Qspray Bee Suits & Jackets come with FREE LEATHER BEE GLOVES!