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Offline Beth Kirkley

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Full beesuit for sale or trade
« on: March 04, 2005, 11:51:20 PM »
Size 2x (or XXL is what it's really called) beesuit - with zipper veil, hat, and medium gloves. Bought 2 years ago, still in great condition.

Reason for the interest in selling - It's sorta hot, so I'd like to go with cotton...... and I've lost 80 pounds, so it's way too big for me now. When I bought it I was wearing size 24 in woman's (size 42 inch in men's). I'm now down to size 14 in woman's (32 inch in men's). So as you can imagine, the suit is more like a tent on me now.
I called Mann Lake to find out how tall of a man could fit in the suit. They said a man up to about 6' 6". I am 5' 7", and even though when I was heavier there was room in the middle body length, it wasn't too much to be bothersome. Now that I've lost weight, the inseam is down to my knees. :)

Looks like this:



$50 - plus shipping cost


Or will trade for new or used of both of these items below, or trade for a smaller size suit just like mine medium or large:



Beekeeping Jackets Price - $40 ($34 + $6 shipping)

and this -


Mann Lake catalog - page 64 Price - $17 plus shipping

One small note though...... I emailed the man that has the bee jacket I posted on here. I will have to say, that if he writes me back and says he no longer sells these jackets, I'll have to delete this post and NOT sell my suit. :) I'd hate to sell the suit and then have nothing. If there's somone out there that has a trade I mentioned, then that would work and I'd go for it. (Received an email back, and he still sells the jackets.)

If interested, you can either PM me or e-mail me at FaithfulHearts1@msn.com.

Beth

Offline Jay

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2005, 02:01:37 PM »
Beth, this is what I use and I love it!

For some reason I don't like the idea of the hat being seperate from the rest of the suit. I guess maybe for the reason you stated, it can slide foreward or fall off. With the hooded jacket, everything is integral and nothing slides around. If the front of the veil bumps you in the nose too much, you can always wear a baseball cap inside the veil. I have not had a problem with this though.

The cotton poly blend is much cooler than the straight poly jacket and is, I think, only $5 more.



I bought mine from Dadent. Good luck with your new suit! :D
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2005, 03:42:03 PM »
Beth -

Well congratulations on losing 80 lbs!

Offline Beth Kirkley

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2005, 12:30:09 AM »
Jay - I haven't had a problem with the full beesuit hat falling down. I guess because it's attached at the zipper, so no sliding. But that stupid hat and veil by itself is the most rediculous idea someone ever created.


leominsterbeeman - Thank you. :)

Beth

Offline peggjam

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2005, 04:08:55 PM »
Beth:

Try this link: http://www.geocities.com/lettersoup/beekeepingjackets.html
 They have cotton jackets with beevail for $34 + $6 shipping.  From what I have heard from those who have bought them that they really like them, and they ship fast too.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Offline Beth Kirkley

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2005, 07:10:46 PM »
Peggjam-
That's exactly the jacket I've got posted above. It's nice to hear that others that bought them like them. And fast shipping is a plus. But I need to sell my suit first so I've got the cash to buy it.

I know it's not going to be real easy to sell my suit. It's such a big size, it would have to be just the right person buying it. Most people would be needing a medium or large suit - not a 2X. But it's worth a shot.

Beth

Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2005, 11:37:20 PM »
My grandpa and I are buying all of are new equipment, I am wondering how tall that suite is. My grandpa is a big man so that might just work. bye :D
Ryan Horn

Offline Beth Kirkley

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2005, 01:39:24 AM »
Ryan-
I'm 5 foot 7 inches, and when I bought the suit weighed roughly 245 pounds (it would fluxuate some). It was sorta snug in the belly (wearing jeans and t-shirt underneath), but had room in the length body part for someone taller.

I guess they don't expect a 5' 7" woman to weigh that much. :) It's pitiful, but I used to say one of Garfield's old lines ---- I'm not fat, I'm just short.

I would say it would fit a man about 6 foot or under.... but over that, I'm not sure. I could always measure it more exact if needed.

I looked on Mann Lake to see if it said anything about who can fit in what size, and all it said with XXL was "chest size 54-56 inches". Nothing there about height. But they might be able to tell you if you called them.

Beth

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2005, 09:26:02 AM »
Well he is like 6 3 at least, bye :D
Ryan Horn

Offline RAVMAN

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2005, 05:57:27 AM »
Dear Beth what all comes with the suit helmet, gloves, veil and is it a zippered veil.
Also what would be the shipping cost be to ship to 49885.
Thanks Steve

Offline Beth Kirkley

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2005, 09:11:22 AM »
RAVMAN-

Yes..... helmet, zippered veil, gloves, suit (zips up front, not velcro like some).

Not 100% sure, but by looking at a recent mail shipping charges (listing all areas of the US by zip code/zone) - and getting an approximate weight of 3 pounds, it looks like under $3 to ship to your area.

What I'll do.... just so I know more accurately, is take it to the post office today in a box and have it weighed.

Beth

Offline firetool

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2005, 10:37:26 AM »
I aam have the same suit and I stand at 6'4'' and it fits me . It could be alittle longer to give more room to move around some like bending over. it will work till I can gat or make somthing better.