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Our 100% cotton Master Beekeeper suit has leg zippers, padded knees, gusseted crotch, and elasticized wrist, double ended main zipper, front and rear pockets, two hive tool pockets, a breast pocket with pencil holder, and D-rings for veil tie downs. Our suits are sting resistant, not string proof but unless your bees are worse than African bees, we invite you to give our suits a try. Master Beekeeper Suit with zip
Have used this suit for years to work Africanized bees. Buy a size larger for ventilation as it is hot to work in. Use a sweatband and skull cap under the veil as the bees will sting through the veils top. Very effective at keeping bees out as I have had over a thousand stingers in the suit at a time. Wear with heavy t-shirt and shorts. Will buy another when this one wears out.
- Woody Speer, TX
Very well made
This suit is very well made and should last for many years. The zippers are strong, the elastic is substantial and there are plenty of large pockets in all the right places.
- KENNETH EWALD, TX
Ive used the Master Suit for many years. It has been a solid performer over time. A couple of years ago BMBF changed suppliers for their zippered hats. Too bad. The older ones had foam padding in the top for added protection and insulation. Wish they could be an option again in the future.
I deal with Africanized bees regularly. Having gone through virtually every type of suit on the market, this suit results in the fewest stings of all. I would recommend this suit to anyone dealing with Africanized bees.
- Tim C, Midland, TX
Great! Great! Great!
This is a very well made suit.
- Aaron Harbuck, GA
Tolerated a honey bee onslaught and I survived
As a new beekeeper I foolishly thought I could open the top of my hive near sundown without smoking. The wave of bees came at me instantaneously. They followed me for 20 minutes, and a few made it into my car as I beat a hasty retreat. At home I found at least a hundred stingers in my Brushy Mountain bee suit and none got through. I cant imagine a better way to prove out confidence in my equipment.
- Todd Justman, MI
The suit works great and if you are new to bee keeping you should get one of the zipper veils for it first choice and a tie-down as a backup because it seals best with the zipper ones.I use the Square Veil w/Zipper on mine.
Excellent quality suit
I have purchased several cheaper bee suits in the past from other companies and have gotten exactly what I paid for: poor craftsmanship, zippers that fail, etc. This bee suit, while not the cheapest, is extremely well made, and is highly effective in protecting against stings. Like other reviews, I agree that its best to order larger than you normally would to keep airflow circulating around your body and the suit. You wont regret this purchase!
- Mike, MI
Master Beekeeper Suit
After 40 plus years of beekeeping I have become allergenic to bee stings. Four or five stings will put me into anaphylactic shock and I have to have an epi shot soon. . So to keep on beekeeping I needed a suit that would afford me the most protection. This suit did that all right, I didnít get one sting all last year. I have 40 hives that I go through weekly plus I raise a few queens. The only problem with the suit is that it is a little warm. After going through my bees I am totally soaked through with sweat and have problems getting the suit off. I have to call the neighbor kid up to help get out of the suit.
This year I am going with painters white bib overalls and the bee Inspectors Jacket with the zip on hat and veil. This compo should give me the same amount of protection but will be much easier to get on and off.
- Ray, AL
I do bee removals in the Mississippi Delta one of the hottest places 100+ with 99 humidity. Its hot the suit is hot but I have learned to just wear the suit and my boxers and t shirt. I do get stung threw the suit but they are not like real stings and I normally only get stung on removals in the yard I can stand up straight and they dont get near me. I would buy big the more space you have between you and the suit the less chance of being stung and the more air flow you can make by fanning the suit. I just ordered my wife one and I ordered her the largest one its too big but you can always pull it in. Now the heat I have friends that have the golden bees and ultras but I cant see them being any cooler if I have to put on cloths then put on the suit but I guess each his own but if you call me for a removal I will show up with the suit on and very little else if not I will ask to use you bathroom.
I bought my suit two years ago and absolutely love it. It is most definitely a very well made, comfortable, and highly protective suite, I have yet to be stung while wearing it. I would highly recommend this suite to anyone shopping for one.
- Chris Figgatt, WV
Master Beekeeper Suit
I got this for my Dads birthday, he said it was his best birthday gift ever!
- Savannah, FL
Top of the line suit
Best suit i have ever had the privelage to wear.... I have yet to have my first sting!
Master Bee Suit
So I swore I would never wear a suit, and now you can never take mine from me. I love this suit, I can work my bees in total confidence, no matter what their mood. Why did I wait?!?