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Apiarist – Blue

Apiarist - Powder Blue

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From: £259

Product Description

Our Apiarist beekeeping suit, the Original’, is without compare and first designed by BJ Sherriff in 1968. Our Apiarist bee suit in Blue 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 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.

NEW: now with wide elastic cuffs at wrist with strong velcro adjuster.

5 year Warranty on all zips

15 years average lifespan

As worn by beekeeper BBC radio presenter Martha Kearney in her own apiary  and on her tv series ‘The Wonder of Bees’

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 pouch, key ring clip in lower pocket to keep house and car keys safe.

Fabric: luxury hard wearing polycotton that won’t shrink or fade.

Veil: Sherriff’s own sturdy ClearView black nylon mesh for excellent vision and protection.

To maximise your overall protection, twin with our WBT Wellington boots/APV ankle protectors and glove selection, GL2, GL3, BGL.

NB Sherriff’s 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”

“Recommendation from local Association and I have recently bought my own suit from you, excellent really pleased with it.” K. Price. UK

“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

“Although Sherriff suits are on the costly side – you do really get what you pay for – and my first now is in its third year at least and is still in almost new condition apart from a few heavy stains and that is after almost daily washes as I wash my suit after each use. I have had new ones now for the special occasions – teaching classes, high profile visits and the occasional photo shoot.   Speak to Sherriff before you buy to ensure correct size or pop over I have a few different sizes for my family. Also when you order on line you get a quality pair of gloves for free which normally cost £20 plus. If the full suit is not for you I can also recommend a Rustler Jacket which is just the upper body protection, I use this for a quick visit.” Regards Simon Croson



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Additional Information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 50 x 42 x 10 cm