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Protective clothing and accessories

Hive World sells beautiful, functional protective clothing for you as well as regular beesuits at economical prices. For the professional beekeeper searching for protective clothing and accessories that will last the distance – look no further.

Beekeeper Tip:  Choose loose clothing in light colour, white or khaki as bees associate dark colours with predators or holes.  However your veil needs to be black for better visibility.

Hive World are the NZ agents for B.J. Sherriff who manufacture the acknowledged Rolls Royce of  beesuits worldwide.  They developed the original Clear View veil and still manufacture their suits at their workshop in Cornwall.  Each beesuit is traceable to the original machinist.  Sherriff claim the average life of their beesuits is 15 years and they guarantee their zips for 5 years (a great plus to those of you who have suffered with shoddy zippers).

The Sherriff Apiarist beesuit is made from a closely woven polyester-cotton that the bees find difficult to sting through.  They are the most comfortable well-fitting suit you will ever wear, lightweight but quality construction.

Our Thomas Apix-Air Ventilated Beesuits and Jackets are also a light comfortable style.  Made in France to a high standard, using YKK zippers with placket cover, they are easy to put on and off.  The jacket is a great alternative for those who can’t be bothered with a full suit and want something quick to put on when heading off to the bees.

Sherriff Handy Hoods are another option for a grab-and-go that can turn your ordinary workgear into a bee-proof haven.

HiveWorld’s own Regular and Green-foam Ventilated Suits are an economical option for those who prefer to spend less.  The Green Foam Bee Suit provides comforting padding between you and the stings and has ventilated panels to help keep you cool.

Our disposable Tyvek style coveralls are a handy extra to keep in the truck – the shiny material stops bees getting a grip to sting.

We stock beekeeping gloves from small to XXL (Size 6-12) – Sherriff washable leather gloves, quality Thomas leather gloves and lightweight plain or ventilated goatskin gloves, for those who like to be able to manipulate their hives/tools with ease.

The Hive World toolbelt is the best beekeepers accessory around.  Extra-strong magnet keeps your hive tool at your side without ripping your beesuit pockets and includes the handy flap to hold other tools (for queen marking etc.) as well as optional phone pouches in two sizes.

We also stock Aspivenin kits, a useful pack to have in your car/ute to use for all insect stings/bites.  Simply sucks the venom out before it causes irritation.

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