How to Use a Bee Suit Correctly

How to Use a Bee Suit Correctly

Posted by Andrew Greess on Jan 24, 2024

Bee Suits & Bee Keeping Suits

1.  Start with a good quality bee suit.  The material matters.  We like a blend of cotton for comfort/breathability and polyester for durability.

2.  Put the beekeeping suit on properly.  Beekeeping suits should be put on OVER top of street clothes.  Ensure all zippers are zipped. Ensure gloves overlap sleeves. Ensure snug fit around ankles. Make sure there are no gaps or openings that bees can enter.  If there is a way in, bees WILL find it.  Inspect yourself and your suit BEFORE approaching bees.

3.  Have a plan. Know what you are going to do when approaching bees. Have a backup plan in case you need to exit.  With aggressive (or Africanize) honey bees, it is not uncommon to be covered in thousands of bees. Have a clear path of retreat, if needed

4.   Don’t panic. This is how people get stung.

5.  Remember the veil. Beekeeper suits have veils that allow you to see but bees can sting through it. Do not allow the veil to get too near your face. This can happen when people panic. Bees can sting through the veil.  See #4 above.

Shop for your professional grade bee suit.  We include FREE LEATHER BEE GLOVES with every bee suit and bee jacket.