FSC® certified, sustainable Western Red Cedar or Sugar Pine top bar hive starter kit. This kit includes everything a new beekeeper needs to get started with a top bar hive. The Top Bar Hive Starter Kit is made up of our most popular top bar hive configuration, as well as the items most frequently purchased along with it by new beekeepers. Buying this kit saves you at least $46 off the items purchased separately.
Small: 36"-38" chest (Fits most people 5'0"-5'7", 110-145lb)
Medium: 40"-42" chest (Fits most people 5'5"-5-9", 135-165lb)
Large: 44"-46" chest (Fits most people 5'8"-6'1", 155-200lb)
Extra Large: 48"-50" chest (Fits most people 6'0"-6'5", 200-250lb)
Jackets should not fit snugly. You will want some room inside the jacket should a honey bee end up inside with you!
Gloves size is determined by measuring across the knuckles, not including the thumb (I.E. the widest point of the palm). You want your gloves to fit snugly as the leather will stretch slightly over time.
Great construction and follow up service. I already ordered another hive for next year to avoid the rush. Bee thinking staff (especially Emily) have been awesome with my varied questions. Thanks, Mike Anchorage, Alaska