The kit includes:
- A flat-packed or assembled National Red Cedar Hive (details further below).
- The Sentinel Pro 11 Beekeeping Suit supplied with a choice of hat or veil (sizes and information futher below)
- Sentinel Pro 11 Beekeeping Gloves
- A medium smoker
- Hive tool
- Bee brush
- Contact feeder
- 21 super frames and wax foundation
- 11 brood frames and wax foundation
- Box of gimp pins and hive nails
Free Delivery to UK mainland.
National Hive Complete (Western Red Cedar), includes:
- 100mm Flat Roof with metal cover
- Brood Box
- 2 Super Boxes
- Varroa Mesh Floor with slide out Inspection Tray and Angled Alighting Board
- Entrance Block
- Crown Board
- Plastic Queen Excluder
- Full set of Instructions
The Sentinel Pro II Beekeeping Suit
|Size number||Chest: CM (inches)||Waist: CM (inches)||Inside Leg: CM (inches)||Height: CM (inches)|
|48 Ex small||96 cm (38″)||86 cm (34″)||81 cm (31.5″)||174 cm (67″)|
|50 Small||100 cm (39″)||90 cm (35″)||81.5 cm (32″)||176 cm (68″)|
|52 Medium||104 cm (41″)||94 cm (37″)||82 cm (32″)||178 cm (69″)|
|54 Medium Plus||108 cm (43″)||99 cm (39″)||82.5 cm (32.5″)||180 cm (70″)|
|56 Large||112 cm (44″)||104 cm (41″)||83 cm (33″)||182 cm (71″)|
|58 XL||116 cm (46″)||109 cm (43″)||83.5 cm (33″)||184 cm (72″)|
|60 XXL||120 cm (47″)||114 cm (45″)||84 cm (33″)||184 cm (72″)|
|62 XXXL||124 cm (49″)||119 cm (47″)||85 cm (33.5″)||186 cm (73″)|
As an average guide, a person who is 5’8″ and a 41″ chest would wear a size 52 suit.
The Sentinel Pro II Beekeeping Clothing Range
GREATER PROTECTION THAN CONVENTIONAL BEEKEEPING CLOTHING
THE VENTILATED BREATHABLE MATERIAL HELPS KEEP YOU COOL
PREVENTS BEE STINGS
LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFORTABLE & PRACTICAL TO WEAR
DESIGNED BY A BEEKEEPER FOR BEEKEEPERS
Confidence is one of the biggest problems in beekeeping. Bees can sense when you are nervous and having a suit which is virtually sting-proof is a confidence builder.
The Sentinel Pro II Beekeeping Suit developed by Old Castle Farm Hives is made from material thicker than the average bee sting, making it unlikely the wearer will be stung. The fabric is a white or light grey in colour, as dark colours can encourage bees to attack.
The Sentinel Pro II Beekeeping suit offers an improved design, greater protection and new features like dual security at the neck junction, Velcro fastening at cuffs, waterproof knee pads, two lined hive tool pockets, restyled clear view veil, uprated YKK zips and extended ankle zips.
The full range of features of the Sentinel Pro II Beekeeping suit includes:
- Dual security at neck junction
- Excellent visibility through clear view veil
- Durable YKK zips
- Velcro fastening at cuffs
- Waterproof kneepads
- Two lined hive tool pockets
- Queen marker pen pocket on sleeve
- Mobile phone breast pocket with zip fastening
- Extended ankle zips
- Detachable interchangeable hat or veil
- Machine washable
- Available in grey or white
- Matching gloves available
- Separate jacket and trousers available
- The suit is lightweight, weighing just 1.2kg
The Sentinel Pro Beekeeping Suit has been featured on the BBC News website.