Founded upon experience in 2000
BBwear is a family run business based in the UK, founded in 2000 by Belinda and Michael Bright.
Belinda has been working in the manufacturing industry since 1986, and has 10 years experience as a retail manager for a large company. Michael previously worked in textile design and production since 1993. With their combined experience, they saw the opportunity to develop a range of British made protective clothing for beekeepers. BBwear clothing is now sold all over the world and we are considered as a market leader.
As the interest in beekeeping continues to grow, we have opened a shop selling BBwear clothing and beekeeping equipment. This is very popular with local beekeepers.
Since we started, BBwear has grown considerably and we are now fortunate to have our three sons, James, Steve and Paul working with us. With their input the business continues to develop and expand. Steve is a keen beekeeper and now manages our apiary of 9 hives.
BBwear protective clothing for beekeepers
Our range of protective clothing for beekeepers is designed and made to the highest standards by us in Cornwall, with the help of our own team of experienced professional machinists. We source premium fabrics and components from the UK wherever possible.
All of our designs are tested by commercial beekeepers before being added to our catalogue.
BBwear suits offer protection, comfort and quality that is proven to last for many years.
Quality you can trust
Using high quality hard wearing, colourfast, machine washable fabrics in a selection of bee friendly colours, we can meet the demands of both professional and hobbyist beekeepers.
All suits and hoods are interchangeable between styles. Our hoods are designed to keep the veil well away from the face and ears, creating a wide and airy space, giving excellent clear vision to the front and sides. Hoods can be thrown back when not in use. The veiling we use is specially made for us, it is particularly robust, will not crack or distort over time even after washing and should last as long as the suit.
Our suits are designed to give the very best protection and comfort and should be a loose fit, helping you to stay cooler and allow maximum mobility when working with your bees. As they are classed as workwear, our suit sizing allows for clothing to be worn underneath.
We are confident that a BBwear suit, worn with the appropriate accessories will give you the best protection and confidence in the apiary and will last for many years.