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Announcement    New rosaries and chaplets available at Modomnoc's Bees! Great gifts for Confirmation, First Eucharist, Ordination, Weddings, holidays, birthdays, etc. Perfect for praying anytime, anywhere! Many more new items soon to come, and custom requests are always welcome!

Introducing the sister shop of Modomnoc's Bees, Toccet's Toy Barn! Find vintage toys and collectibles here on this shop page, and to find even more fun things (though some are still young enough to not yet qualify as vintage) at: www.toccetstoybarn.com

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you & God bless!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2020

New rosaries and chaplets available at Modomnoc's Bees! Great gifts for Confirmation, First Eucharist, Ordination, Weddings, holidays, birthdays, etc. Perfect for praying anytime, anywhere! Many more new items soon to come, and custom requests are always welcome!

Introducing the sister shop of Modomnoc's Bees, Toccet's Toy Barn! Find vintage toys and collectibles here on this shop page, and to find even more fun things (though some are still young enough to not yet qualify as vintage) at: www.toccetstoybarn.com

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you & God bless!

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"Brand new and beautiful! Hawaii-inspired St. Damien of Molokai single decade rosary. \n#Christmasiscoming"
New rosaries coming soon! Shorty the cat is working hard giving us a hand with photographing them all!
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About ModomnocsBees

Sales 1,033
On Etsy since 2016

Modomnoc's Bees: Wonder & Whimsy

Long ago, there lived a young man named Dominic. He hailed from Ireland, but left the green isle for a time to study to become a priest. He travelled to Wales where he met a certain St. David, who was in charge of a monastery. St. David took Dominic under his wing and put the young man in charge of us, the monastery’s bees. Dominic looked after us very well, always talking to us and tending our flowers so we could make honey for their mead. Sometimes we would buzz about his head in response. Dominic loved us very much and gave us the best of care, so we made him the best of honey! Word is the mead was never better in Wales than during the years Dominic studied there.

But soon came the day for Dominic to return to Ireland as a priest. He tried to slip quietly away, but you can’t fool us bees. We followed him and settled upon the mast of his ship. He told us to fly away home and go back to the monastery, but we’re stubborn buggers and would not budge. Where our dear Dominic went, so would we.

Well, St. David soon wised up and allowed Dominic to take us with him to Ireland, all with the saint’s blessing. Happily, we travelled to Dominic’s homeland where he set up a parish (complete with a garden for us bees, of course). Turns out that Ireland loved Dominic as much as we do—so much that they began calling him “Modomnoc”: “my Dominic” or “dear Dominic.” Modomnoc served the Irish people and us bees with love until the end of his earthly days, and he was later declared a saint! But then there is, of course, us bees.

We bees of St. Modomnoc lived on, and eventually opened a shop on St. Modomnoc’s feast day, February 13, in his honor. St. Modomnoc taught us many things while he looked after us; we bees learned to make much more than honey. Nowadays we make many things—from wreaths (we bees do love flowers, you know) to wool art to twine rosaries and chaplets to children’s toys and more. Since the time of St. Modomnoc, many interesting things have happened in the world. Turns out we bees are rather fond of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien (yes, St. Modomnoc taught us to read too), and we even have a line of items inspired by "The Lord of the Rings" and his other works; as these items are predominantly wreaths, we bees enjoy puns and like to call them “Ringwreaths.” The story of St. Modomnoc inspires both wonder and whimsy, and it is the hope of us bees that all we make here may do the same! St. Modomnoc, ora pro nobis!

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Please note that Modomnoc's Bees has recently opened our sister shop, Toccet's Toy Barn! Children's toys, collectibles, and more are available at TTB. All toys that qualify as vintage will have share a listing on our Modomnoc's Bees Etsy store (see the TTB: Toys section), but to find more fun items that are still too young to classify as vintage, visit: www.toccetstoybarn.com
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Modomnoc's Bees is co-owned by sisters Sarah and Hannah Keyes (Sarah-Bee and Hannah-Bee). In addition to making the items available in the shop, we work together to write and illustrate children's books! To find a list of our available children's books, please visit: www.hannahkeyes.com/books

Shop members

  • Hannah Keyes

    Owner, Photographer, Creator

    Hannah-Bee is also a photographer, author & artist. When she is not playing with wool and flowers, she is doing those things (or playing the bagpipes—St. Modomnoc taught us quite a bit). Check out her books & more at her website: www.hannahkeyes.com

  • Sarah Keyes

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Meet Sarah-Bee! She is a cartoonist, author, & illustrator, but also keeps busy as a bee designing wreaths and more for the shop. To find her cartoons & other works, check out her site: www.sarahbor.com

  • Beatrix

    Assistant, Mascot/Wool Supplier

    Meet Beatrix, or "Queen Bee". One of many beloved critters in our menagerie, she is a satin angora bunny and knows that she is in charge around here. She is one of our chief wool suppliers! Keep an eye out for her homegrown wool ornaments!

  • Toccet

    Assistant, Mascot

    Meet Toccet! She is a young off-the-track thoroughbred and one of our beloved horses. Our sister shop, Toccet's Toy Barn, is named after her due to her fun-loving, childlike ways. Find more toys in her namesake shop at www.toccetstoybarn.com !

Production partners

  • Self Publishing Printer

    United States

    Our books are printed and distributed worldwide via our self publishing service. All books in stock in our shop have been already printed and are on hand, readily available for purchase. If out of stock, we will need sufficient time to have more books printed for you. Thank you very much!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions
What method of shipping do you use?

We ship all items via USPS Priority Mail (or Priority Mail International for buyers outside the U.S.). All items will be shipped within 1-3 business days of the placement of the order. For estimated shipping times, please see the shop policies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to do custom, personalized, and gift orders! If you are interested in custom or gift orders, please contact us through the shop. Thank you!

One of the shop owners, Hannah Keyes, is also a photographer and author?

Yes! If you are interested in other items made by the shop owner, Hannah Keyes, check out her photography & books website: www.hannahkeyes.com

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you & God bless!

One of the shop owners, Sarah Keyes, is also a cartoonist and children's book author?

Yes! If you are interested in other items made by shop owner, Sarah Keyes, check out her cartoons & book website: www.sarahbor.com

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you & God bless!