16. Bee Costume – Bee Suit: How To Make A HomeMade Beekeeper Costume?

Bee Costume: Beekeepers costume is a head-to-toe suit, designed to protect them from bee stings. It’s not so difficult to make a home-made costume and some people like to do it by their own. Costumes can be made from white suits available in craft materials shop or items you have in your closet. While make the beekeeper costumes for young children, keep in mind some extra safety concerns of children. Read and learn more how to make HomeMade Bee Costume for Bee keeper.

Bee Suit – Homemade Bee Costume for Bee Keeper

The Basic Outfit

Although beekeeper suits may vary in styles, but most are white. It’s because white color discourages bees to sting and usually they are attracted to dark colors. For the base of costume, use one-piece painter’s dress, available at home-improvement store. Or a pair of loose white pants with a long-sleeved white shirt can be used also.

With this dress, wear a pair of work boots/tall rain boots/ high-top sneakers. Push the pant legs inside boots as real beekeepers use. Bees are very clever at finding their way inside clothing. Hand gloves are other beekeepers’ essential tools. Leather hand gloves are the best if available. If not, wear yellow dish washing gloves with your costumes.

Bee Costume – Bee Suit: How To Make A HomeMade Beekeeper Costume?
Bee Costume – Bee Suit.

The Headgear

Beekeepers wear headgear that you can buy from any basic craft supplies shop. Buy a white hat made from canvas/ straw/ plastic. Hat’s screen can be made from mosquito netting or white tulle, available at cloth stores. Cut a piece of netting slightly longer than the boundary of your hat. The width should equal of distance from the edge to just under your shoulders.

Use white channel tape to attach the netting to the hat and close the edges where the pieces of netting overlap. Although true beekeeper hats are frequently sealed at the bottom, you can keep yours open to eat and drink in your costumes.

Now you know how to make a home-made beekeeper’s costume. If you like to do it yourself, it’s fine. But if you don’t like or feel hassle to do it then buy it from any of Beekeeping supply companies. Even you can buy it online from amazon, ebay etc and get it at home.

 

References

Dressing Right for Beekeeping – Glenn Apiaries
How Much Protective Clothes Should I Wear While Working with Bees – Mother Earth News
Advice for Beginning Beekeepers – Bush Farms

Sources of information:

Bumblebee and Costumes for Parents and Babies – Parents
Photo Credit – Google Images – unrestricted
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