The beekeeper cannot work with insects without special protection. About this, probably, everyone knows. Therefore, a special outfit or any protective clothing with a mask is a mandatory attribute of each owner of the bee farm. Of course, like any element of the wardrobe, and especially the working form, the beekeeper’s costume should be not only safe, but quality and comfortable. Fortunately, today the market of beekeeping products offers us a huge selection of protective outfits. But which ones are better to choose from what the beekeeper’s clothing consists of and what features it has, let's talk in more detail in the article.
The beekeeper's suit has an undoubted advantage in that you can choose the appropriate individual equipment, as they say, for every taste and color. Beekeeper's overalls, jacket, gloves, masks - these are all components of a protective attire.
But its features include the following points:
- protective overalls durable, protects against the attack of evil bees;
- Often a person has to fall under the rain, so the beekeeper's overalls have water-repellent properties;
- thanks to the lower layer of fabric, the beekeeper's overalls allow the skin to breathe, because it lets the air through;
- when hit by a fiery spark, the fabric for protective clothing is safe, and this is very important, because the beekeeper often uses a smoker for his work.
Each beekeeper can choose any type of protective clothing for work. However, it is difficult to do without a special mask and often gloves. Whether it will be a one-piece jumpsuit or just a protective jacket and mask, it’s up to each owner to decide. We will only present to your attention the standard version of a complete set of clothes and what may be included in the list of its components.
The beekeeper's overalls are mostly single cut, has a zipper, which is located in front. The beekeeper's suit is sewn from durable linen fabric, two-thread, and also already has a protective mask with a net. Its appearance and cut depends only on the model of the outfit itself. To ensure the fit of the garment tightly to the body, are inserted into the jumpsuit along the waist line and the elastic band cuff. Therefore, the bee can not get under the jumpsuit and sting his master. And this is good not only for humans, but also for the insect itself, because if a bee stings, it dies.
This is a reliable and convenient protection while working in the apiary against bee stings in the upper body. As a rule, most of the work on the maintenance of small insects is carried out in the summer, when the heat reigns outside. Therefore, the jacket is made of light-colored fabric, most often from chintz, since such material is lightweight and comfortable to work in.
Mandatory clothing beekeeper also includes a special mask on the face. The classical front grid, certainly, is known to many. Usually they sew it from colorful calico, in a circle and in front they sheathe the mask with a black grid, it looks like a veil. Through the grid of green and white color you can see badly, because there must be a black mask. The mesh with small cells in the veil is not suitable for working next to the bees, because after that the eyes may hurt.
However, the well-known grid for the face is, in fact, a fly-sheet. In order to protect against the attack of bees, a veil with larger cells may also come up. In addition to calico, you can buy a face mesh and metal. It is round and square. Also quite popular nets without top, they are attached to a special hat.
The hat is an integral part, which is included in the beekeeper's suit. As a rule, it is sewn from chintz, and a mesh is sewn to the cap itself. Why is chintz used? This fabric is very light, so the beekeeper comfortably take care of his wards during summer work.
There are also special gloves for work in the apiary. They are sewn from soft leather or synthetic material, have a long wristband, on which there is a rubber band. It is inconvenient to work in such gloves, many beekeepers say, but in those periods when the bees are very angry, they are simply necessary.
Also for working with insects and bee products, special rubber gloves may be suitable. If there are none, then in extreme cases, you can take the usual business, for example, who wash dishes or work in the garden. But here it is important to choose only long ones, so that the tips of the gloves can be hidden in the sleeves, otherwise the bee will be able to penetrate and sting. In addition to rubber suitable gloves made of tarpaulin or fabric. But be sure to work with the bees, they should be smooth, because otherwise the insect will be able to "bite" them.
Do not forget that after the bite the bee dies, and other angry relatives will fly to the smell of poison, which will suffer the same fate.
Which suit to choose for the apiary?
In the open spaces of the Network, they praise the beekeeper's costume called Omshanik. Such protective overalls were specifically designed for the apiary, both for beginners and for professionals in their field. What do they attract beekeepers?
This version of clothing has the following features:
- It has a unique protective hood-mesh, which leans back easily if a person needs to work indoors. And if you need to wash clothes, then there is an opportunity to completely unfasten it;
- the mesh hood of this protective overalls does not create inconvenience for the review, it is almost imperceptible in work;
- such clothes for the beekeeper are made of natural fabric - from one hundred percent cotton;
- reliable fixation of the sleeves is ensured by the gum that is located on the wrists;
- also has a stiff elastic band in the lumbar region, which provides even greater reliability.
In general, professional beekeepers emphasize the importance of a free cut, be it a jacket or a jumpsuit. Also highly appreciated by beekeepers and the suit "Euro" (gabardine), which is perfect in any weather. It is sewn from a rather dense fabric and reliably protects the body from a bee sting. The risk of penetration of bees under protective clothing is minimized, including eliminating bites through the fabric, since the cuff is tightly pulled with a rubber on the sleeves.
If you are a beekeeper, do you always use a protective special suit?Poll
- Yes always
- In rare cases
- Always mask, gloves and other individual components.
- No, I do not use
- Another variant