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Colony Collapse Real Bee Ring, Gold Oval

The latest in the Colony Collapse series, with real bees encased in resin. All bees died of natural causes- some are from a roof-top beekeeper here in Brooklyn, and some are from a beekeeper I met in Maryland.

The bee on this ring measures about 1" tall, and comes on a gold-plated adjustable ring base. It is most comfortable around a size 7. I collect the dried-out bees, then place them in molds and build up layers of resin around them. Near the end, I put in a layer of gold leaf, the ring back, then a final layer of resin over that. It ends up having this lovely amber glow, especially when the light hits it.

Great gift for any beekeeper, gardener, queen bee, or nature-lover in your life. A bee is also the mascot of the University of Baltimore and Savannah College of Art and Design. If you are a beekeeper, I would be happy to set your own bee in a custom piece of jewelry. This is especially popular as a way to preserve your queen bees after their reign is over.

*This is NOT the exact ring you will be receiving. Yours will be the same size and shape as described here, but I do not photograph every single one any longer. If you would like to see the ring I intend to send, just let me know and I will send you a snapshot. Bees are in all different positions and sizes, and every single piece is unique.* Also available in silver.

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Colony Collapse Real Bee Ring, Gold Oval


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bee, resin, gold leaf, chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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