Our basic starter kit includes a combination hat with veil, gloves, an ultimate top bar hive tool and a brush. You can upgrade your hat veil to a full jacket (this takes the place of the hat veil combo), and add a smoker if you'd like! Any way you go, you're getting a discount off of the retail price of these items purchased separately.
Posted by Soxsig on 31st Mar 2013
I recieved my kit separate from the hive within a week and everything came as expected, fitting appropriately and ready for use. I especially like the jacket and glove closure ends which leave no openings and provide a secure fit with good manuever; likewise for the joining of the hat/mask and jacket fitting. I drilled a hole to the bracket securing the baffle closure on the smoker and attached it to the protective wire basket with a light gauge wire in order not to lose the bracket when baffle was in use. The feel of the leather gloves is light enought for handling tool and hive tasks, and good veil visibility. Might be a bit warm as summer looms but good protection and loose fit--should be just fine for the time spent with a few hives.
Posted by Jordan Plieskatt on 9th Mar 2013
Purchased this with the jacket substitution. The jacket is very well constructed, variety of pockets (both waist and zipper chest). Very pleased with the quality of products in general from BeeThinking. Thanks!