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    Bee jacket (standard)

    Designed for full protection. Non-zip front, fencing hood. Hood can be unzipped and flipped back or removed entirely.

    General Features

    • 100% cotton
    • Three pockets
    • Elasticised cuffs and waist
    • Thumb loops to keep sleeves in place
    • Velcro flap to cover where zips join

    S, M, L, XL and XXL Sizes

    Photos compliments of ANU Apiculture Society



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    Bee suit – professional

    For complete protection the Bindaree bee suit has:

    • strong removable nylon mesh veil
    • choice of two hoods
    • strong cotton fabric
    • front and rear pockets
    • velcro openings to inside pockets
    • elastic cuffs on sleeves and legs
    • large range of sizes
    • made in New Zealand

    These are the suits used by many professional beekeepers. Attached hood can be unzipped and flipped back or removed entirely. Elastic is added to the arms and legs. Please specify the type of hood you would like: single panel (shown in Description) or collapsable with side panels that fold out from face (left). We will send them with the collapsable hood unless specified that you would like the single panel hood.

    Sizes are numbered from 4 to 15 corresponding to height above five feet. Size chart below assumes a moderately overweight or muscular individual. If thin, size can be reduced one or two sizes from what is shown on chart. If heavy, add one or two sizes to what is shown. Click on Description for the size chart, and if still not sure, you can ring for advice.

    One or two suits can be delivered anywhere in Australia for $20.

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    Bee suit (standard)

    For your protection this suit features: removable nylon mesh veil, strong cotton fabric, front and rear pockets, large range of sizes. Click on product name for photo.
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    Beeco Smoker

    Bees and Smoke From: T & M Weatherhead Date: Sunday, 9 February 2003 5:15 PM Whilst working my cell builders this morning, I got to thinking about smoke and bees. Bee-L has had a lot of discussion on what fuel to use in the smoker but why does it work? I have heard the old story we tell young children of how smoke makes the bees think it is a bush fire and they gore honey, are full and cannot move properly and hence are quiet. Most logical is that smoke disrupts the pheromone communication within the hive by the bees. But then we use all sorts of fuel in our smokers so it would seem that it does not matter what the source of the smoke is but that it is smoke. So can we use something that will stir the bees up enough so as to overcome the disruptive nature of the pheromone communication? Trevor Weatherhead AUSTRALIA From: Peter Borst Date: Monday, 10 February 2003 1:15 AM Greetings Having worked with bees for almost 30 years, I have reached the following conslusion: Smoke intoxicates the honey bee. The symptoms appear very similar to alcohol intoxication in humans. Sure, it affects communication, but I think this is a secondary effect due to their fuzzied responses. I think the primary effect is that it dulls their awareness, which accounts for the lack of defensive response -- and lowers their inhibitions, which causes them to gorge on honey. Normally the bees protect the hive and its honey stores with great vigilance, except when it's very warm and they are on a serious honey flow. Then, they seem to be too concerned about their work too worry about anything else. But what about drumming? I wonder how THAT works? (for anyone who does not know it, if you drum rhythmically on a hive they will eventually pour out of it)
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    Bindaree gloves, leather

    Flexible leather gloves with cotton gauntlets, range of sizes.

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    Kids suits

    Three sizes for kids aged 3 to 11:

    • XXXS for kids aged 3, 4, 5
    • XXS for kids aged 6,7,8
    • XS for kids aged 9,10,11
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