Our beekeeping suit, the ‘Original’, is without compare and first designed by B J Sherriff in 1968. Our Apiarist beekeeping suit is the item of beekeepers protective wear that has been the most tried and tested. It comes with a recommendation endorsed by thousands of beekeepers, professionals and hobbyists alike.
Known as the long life suit due to the exceptional overall quality fabric and sturdy construction with the clearest veil on the market today – it offers you excellent vision and more enjoyable beekeeping. The perfect choice for your apiary needs.
The Apiarist comprises a roomy boiler suit/coverall with drop sleeves and robust central vertical zip. Hood is completely detachable by means of our BJ Sherriff’s Twin-zip system, or removed completely for easy laundering. The hood can be thrown back when not in use to rest lightly on shoulders.
Features: the easy pull zippers at collar, front and ankles are tough. Extra strength stitching, elasticated back waist and ankles, thumb loop to retain cuff in position, velcro flapped breast pockets (pen pocket), roomy hip/thigh pockets, hive tool pocket and EPIPEN type injection pouch, key ring clip in lower pocket to keep house and car keys safe.
NEW: now with wide elastic cuffs at wrist with strong velcro adjuster.
5 year Warranty on all zips
15 years average lifespan
Repair service for when those little accidents happen in the apiary – you will find a Returns form for your convenience when returning your garment at the bottom of our homepage.
Our Mocha colour bee suit is a good camouflage shade and less likely to show the dirt – however, we advise washing your bee suit from time to time to avoid transmission of bee diseases.
Fabric: luxury hard wearing polycotton that won’t shrink or fade.
NB. BJ Sherriff’s have researched, tried and tested all their bee friendly colours in apiaries at home and abroad.
Veil: BJ Sherriff’s own sturdy unique ClearView™ black nylon mesh for excellent visibility and protection
To maximise your overall protection, twin with our WBT Wellington boots/APV ankle protectors and glove selection, GL2, GL3, BGL.
NB BJ Sherriff recommend that regular clothing be worn under this product which is classifed as workwear.
Customers tell us “Once you’ve had a Sherriff suit there really isn’t any comparison”
“my last boss supplied one and I’ve never had a more comfortable bee suit” R.Hutchins, Australia
“I have a savage hive & they beat against my face in vain. I am very grateful for your suit, quite the best for my shoulder limitations.”
Kind regards E. Dimock,Somerset
“I’m slightly embarrassed to admit I’m not entirely sure how many Sherriff suits I own! What I can say is that the first one I purchased is still going strong. Great kit!” B.Maurer, UK
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A SHERRIFF LONG LIFE SUIT IS THE STAR OF ALL BEESUITS
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