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Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:18:13 pm »
It's time to replace my Ultrabreeze.  It getting quite a few torn spots on the outer layer and was always a bit small.  Should have gotten a xlarge for bending and such.  Anyway, it's heavy and not as cool as advertised.  I am seeing several positive reviews on the Natural Apiary Ventilated suit.  Also, Humble Bee dotes a similar style.  Anyone have Natural Apiary or Humble Bee and/or any input?

https://naturalapiary.com/collections/beekeeping-suits-and-jackets/products/natural-apiary-zephyros-protect-beekeeping-suit-one-piece-clear-view-fencing-veil-keep-fresh-comfortable-with-maximum-protection-professional-beginner-beekeepers

https://www.humblebee.us/protective-equipment/beekeeping-suits/ventilated-beekeeping-suit-with-fencing-veil/

https://www.ultrabreezesuits.com/shop/products/ultrabreeze-jumpsuit

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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 05:34:12 am »
If it matter to you, the Humble Bee suit has a 2 year warranty that I don't see on the Natural Apiary.

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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 05:17:54 pm »
How about one of these, or both.

https://beezneedz.com/product/ventilated-jacket/

https://beezneedz.com/product/ventilated-suit/

Hmmm, looks pretty similar to the material my Ultrabreeze is made from..and, a 1/3 cheaper...

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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 05:21:41 pm »
And I can promise good service. I live one mile from them.   :yes:
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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 09:16:00 am »
Iddee, do those sizes run true, larger, smaller?  Any tips on how to pick the correct size?  Thanks, and my apologies for the high jack.  Ted
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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 02:02:47 pm »
I suggest always buying one size too large. You don't want tight clothes when bending and stretching. Loose means the stinger has farther to go.
You can ask Keith about sizes.
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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 03:01:00 pm »
Thanks iddee!
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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2019, 05:46:04 am »
natural apiary does have a flameproof veil O:-) and they have alternatives to the standard white suit. i have the khaki zephyros which is cool...     

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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2019, 10:20:18 am »
Welcome to the forum, james!   :welcome:

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Re: Natural Apiary VS. Ultrabreeze VS. Humble Bee Ventilated Suits
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2019, 08:57:08 am »
I bought this jacket & like it. I find that unless there is a good breeze blowing ventilated suits are hotter than regular suits & so if there's no breeze I wear the regular jacket. if you buy a jacket don't get it too big or the bottom won't seal tight. i had to add a cord thru the bottom elastic seam on a jacket to make a drawstring to keep the bees out.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Premium-Bee-Clothing-3-Layer-Ultra-Ventilated-beekeeping-jacket-Round-Veil-L/192471803108?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
this is the regular jacket that I wear.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beekeepers-White-Round-Jacket-Size-3XL/262722761398?hash=item3d2b7f32b6:g:FJsAAOSw44BYLYo8
i like this too.
https://www.kelleybees.com/cotton-pullover-jacket-with-folding-veil.html