Beekeeping suits provide an excellent source of protection for the beekeeper against bee stings. Of all the tools that a beekeeper needs and uses the suit is the most important tool to own. It is the actual barrier that keeps the bee from stinging the beekeeper and leaving its stinger implanted in the skin. The most effective beekeeing suits are the white colored ones, because this color seems to have a non threatening effect on the bees. Most white suits are made in the style of one piece jumpers and they provide the best head to toe protection. The best well made bee suits have elastic bands around the arms and around the legs to keep the bees from traveling upward inside the suit.
The materials used to make the suits are cotton, leather, and Kevlar. The only disadvantage the suit has is the material it is made from in regards to the weather. During the hot summer months the bee suits can be weltering. Other necessary accessories that are used to make the suit more effective are the gloves and the headpiece. Every part of the body should be thoroughly protected from a possible bee sting. This is very important to people who may be allergic to bee stings. Over the years the beekeeper suits have been upgraded. They are more comfortable than before and they have better safety features. Even the hats have been upgraded and replaced. The suits also have a better ventilation system and they offer more protection for the wearer.
The best suits to purchase are the loose fitting suits. They make it impossible for the bees to get through the suit. Although, some bee suits are available in shorter styles, short style suits are not recommended. Beekeepers who work in close proximity with bees should also opt to purchase a full body bee suit. Not only do the arms, hands, and face needs protection, the legs needs to be protected as well. People who are allergic to bee stings put their life at risk when they do not wear the proper beekeeping attire.
The average beekeeper grows honey inside the backyard has a hobby or for a living. As dangerous as this may be for some people it can also be rewarding and fulfilling. Staying protected during the honey collecting process could mean the difference between life and death for the beekeeper.