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    hello,
    I have started bee keeping and have a few hive and have been doing swarm removal. i have on suite that i bout off of craigslist but i am looking for another to use as backup. the rub is i am 6'5" tall and my current suit i had to add about 10" in the middle to make if comfortable. any recommendations?

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    Check out M-M's suit.

    http://www.honeymoonapiaries.com

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    hello saw his post in the equipment section which got me thinking. so far his is the only site that list hight with maxes out at 6' 2", second its pretty important to me to have a suit that I can use a bump hat with.

    thanks

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    I think www.beeworks.com will make whatever size you need.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Custom made suits. I wish I knew who this was and who took the photo.


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    [QUOTE=Barry Digman;306235]Custom made suits. I wish I knew who this was and who took the photo.






    Ah, Another member of the NBA. (nude beekeepers association)

    Or is he an organic beek?
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 07-08-2012 at 03:23 PM.

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    check out the golden bee suits. they have more than enough "middle" room.

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    It is unnatural to wear a bee suit.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: big bee suit

    Quote Originally Posted by lincoln of the marsh View Post
    hello,
    I have started bee keeping and have a few hive and have been doing swarm removal. i have on suite that i bout off of craigslist but i am looking for another to use as backup. the rub is i am 6'5" tall and my current suit i had to add about 10" in the middle to make if comfortable. any recommendations?

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    We have professional quality pro choice beekeeping suits with removable veils in assorted colors and sizes top grade selected quality and best workmanship and our prices are very competitive, please have a look at our web site: http://www.jawadis.us
    Please feel free to ask if you have any further question. Waiting for your early reply, thanks and regards.*
    G. M.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    It is unnatural to wear a bee suit.
    That cardboard "NBA" suit might be cool, if unnatural.

    I'll take unnatural for little things like cutouts though.

    Otherwise, I prefer short sleeves and a veil. Suits are too hot unless you have a NASA model with a built-in air-conditioner.


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    Wow, with all that pasty white exposure I doubt any reputable bee will get near him!

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    Jawadis
    I am also interested in the suits you offer but my problem is I am Big and tall 6'2" 70" chest thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    It is unnatural to wear a bee suit.
    Agreed. My bees don't wear any suits, regardless of my mood or temperment

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    my kids once though that a bee suit was like a rabbit coat mommy has. man that would have been difficult to skin all those bees to get a coat to fit me

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    Perhaps call Ultabreeze and see if there suits will fit. Mine has plenty of room, particularly around the middle.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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