This past Friday I ordered my Beekeeping suit. It arrived today!
I did a lot of research before settling upon the above bee suit. The majority of the advice given supported purchasing a larger sized suit. The reason people gave for ordering a larger size was that there would be more material between the suit and your skin so if a honeybee was to sting the suit your chances of being stung would be decreased. That made sense (to me) so instead of purchasing the size small, like I’d originally planned, I ordered a large beekeeping outfit. If you look closely, you’ll notice that I wear toe rings; four total – two on each foot. I’ve been wearing them for about twelve years. They rarely come off my toes.
The beekeeping suit is roomy! I guess it would be since it’s a large and I’m a size small. I’m not complaining since this means that I have plenty of room to wear regular clothes underneath. Which means I have extra padding in case a few honeybees try to test out their stingers. I told my daughter I felt like an astronaut wearing this ensemble. She rambled on about this being more proof the Black beekeepers exist. I corrected her and told her I’m a “soon to be beekeeper.” Of course they exist I’ve ran into a few online and who really cares what color the person is? I know I don’t… But she says she hasn’t seen any pictures of them here in the USA so she was thrilled to take my picture; silly girl!
curls and q says
May 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm (Edit)
Q – Aw, where’s the pic of you in the beekeeper outfit?
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See Q, I did have pictures taken of me in my beekeeping outfit. I told you I would. You’ll be seeing entirely too many pictures of me throughout my beekeeping adventures. 😉
Edited to add…
I purchased my beekeeping outfit from the Brushy Mountain Beekeeping farm. I selected the Master Beekeeping outfit. The Dome Hood with Half zipper was ordered separately from their site, but it zips perfectly onto my beekeeping outfit.