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  1. #1
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    Default Bee suit

    If you are in the market for a bee suit, I just purchased one from Jawadis USA and it is absolutely outstanding.
    It's a full suit with hood and was under $100 shipped. 100% heavy cotton.
    I love it.

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    Is it hot? I would love to have a full suit that was cooler. I burn up in the one I have.

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    I guess i really havent had it long enough to give an opinion on that. But i would buy one again for sure.

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    The Jawadis suit is not ventilated.
    Mann Lake has their ventilated suit on sale for $119 until 7/15. I've got two, very cool and nicely made. Hard to beat at this price IMHO.
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...y/page125.html
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    Default Re: Bee suit

    I'm thinking about ventilating my jacket. I have some nylon screen and I figure a patch about 12" x 12" on the back, covered by some 1" diameter foam ribs, and a 14" x 14" piece of screen over it should do the job. I'll round the corners so there are not any local stress risers. I also want to add larger bottom pockets that have zipper closures.

    I may also add a cape to the bottom of the back so that my back is never exposed.

    Anyone with any good ideas, I'd appreciate them. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    A cape? Put an S on it.

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    I did say good ideas....Powder blue with red Speedos? They'd cart me off to the funny farm, or to Hollywood.

    I meant an extension, not a cape, so my back side is covered. The jacket has slid up above my giant painter's pants a time or two. I have not yet taken a sting there, but why tempt the little darlings? When they get mad, they do not waste time telling me about it.

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    Does anybody have this one form Mann Lake?
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...y/page125.html

    If so, what are your thoughts?

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    Washed my bee jacket a week and a half ago. It was NASTY. Checked it over and the screens were ok until I got on about the 5th hive when I got stung on the face. Upon further inspection the front screen was torn...well shredded and the others were split too. Retreated to the house. Went and bought new window screen and sewed it in...back to work.

    You mean...you can buy new stuff? No way @
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    Default Re: Bee suit

    Quote Originally Posted by dow View Post
    Does anybody have this one form Mann Lake?
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...y/page125.html

    If so, what are your thoughts?
    I've got two of the Mann Lake ventilated suit ($119 for 6 more days) I find it to be well made and a great fit/function at a great price. Very cool, like my more expensive ventilated suits. IMHO a great deal.
    If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
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    Default Re: Bee suit

    Quote Originally Posted by dynemd View Post
    I've got two of the Mann Lake ventilated suit ($119 for 6 more days) I find it to be well made and a great fit/function at a great price. Very cool, like my more expensive ventilated suits. IMHO a great deal.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    dynemd, How do the sizes run on that mann lake ventilated suit?

    Edited to add, Never mind. They're out of anything that would even remotely come close to fitting me.

    What about the BeeKool suits? http://www.blueskybeesupply.com/beek...bee-suit-bkfs/
    Last edited by dow; 07-10-2016 at 07:19 PM. Reason: found more info. Needed to change post.

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    Default Re: Bee suit

    I have several suiting options.
    My favorite is a hooded jacket and ventilated bee gloves.
    I wear it with Levi's,boots and a tee shirt.
    Tuck you shirt in and you will like it a bit more��

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