Help me beeks! I'm entering my 3rd year of keeping bees and am needing to upgrade my bee suit. For my personal hives (3) I am fine with my jacket & veil. But I frequently work with some of our commercial beekeepers and I really need a full suit. Problem is... I'm 5'1" and petite (honestly I'm probably the size of your average 12 year old). I ordered a HumbleBee XXS suit and it's WAY too long in the body. The legs/arms fit great - but the body portion is so long that the crotch of the suit still hangs to my knees making it hard to even walk. I've searched the net for every bee suit supplier I can find and it seems that IF they have XXS, the suit is still around 60" long from ankle to shoulder. This doesn't work, since I'm 60" long from ankle to top of my HEAD. I know they fit loose... but it's seriously too big. I tried looking for a youth suit (I can generally fit a 14/16 in kids), but seems they only come in toddler or 10/12 - and of the companies who've provided info on the 10-12, they're telling me that the inseam is 23" - which is WAY too short (my inseam is 30").
Prefer a round veil with full visibility (not just a square of mesh at the face). Does anyone know where I might find this?? I'm not sure why the manufacturers seem to think there are no beekeepers between 4ft tall and 5'5".
Would gladly buy someone else's used suit too. I'm not picky - just like to be able to walk while I'm suited up.