An eventful day of spontaneous bee-keeping and friends to the rescue!
I woke up early this morning on the farm, I knew it was going to be a buzz-y day, I just didn’t realize how many twists and turns it would take!
, the biggest tree in my backyard I heard a buzzing sound that seemed to get louder as the closer I got to the tree! When I got down to the tree, I saw what was making the noise — honeybees were swarming! I ran back to the house and started calling local zoos.
“Can anyone take these bees?” It turns out that zoos don’t do that…who knew? I called my chef friends that source their food from local farmers and just so happened to be expert beekeepers! As luck would have it, they had a vacant hive ready for a situation just like this one! They told me what I needed to do and the tools I would need. I grabbed a hammer and a metal pipe, as well as a white sheet and, having gathered my tools, ran back to the tree.
The bees were still swarming. It was a small swarm, but even a little swarm is still a big problem. I took a deep breath and started hitting the metal pipe with the hammer. Chef had told me that the bees think its thunder, so they start to seek shelter.
“Oh, I hope this works!” I said to myself.
Sure enough, the bees started piling on one of the tree branches. I laid the white sheet under the branch and waited for my friends before doing anything else. Is this the price Winnie-the-Pooh paid for his honey?” I wondered. That bear is braver than I gave him credit for!
My friends arrived, all abuzz, not too long after the bees had started to settle down. I burst out into laughter when I saw that my Chef had dressed for success, complete with a pair of Winnie-the-Pooh ears! It seems that his friends at Cookies2Crafts sent him these special ears to wear when he and his wife were bottling their honey! They were perfect, and even had beautifully drawn bees on them!
We all stood around the branch in our bee suits and assessed the situation. Chef’s fancy ears wouldn’t get the bees into the hive, but maybe the beautiful illustrations would trick the bees into thinking he was one of them?
We put the hive down in the middle of the sheet, we grabbed hold of the branch and with a giant pull we yanked the branch as hard as we could without breaking it. This flung most of the swarm right into the hive! At very least we knew we the queen had landed in the hive because we watched all the bees that had had not made it into the hive start to “march” into the hive.
After the beehive had been all loaded up in the truck, Chef leaned over and placed his ears on my head and thanked me for their new hive. I am so happy that the bees found a great new home and I cannot wait to try the honey my chef friends get from their new hive!
What We Loved
The stitching and gluing is very well done. I LOVE the seed pearls that cover the glue lines.
Good materials were used.
The headband is a nice thick headband with a moleskin inner band cover. I personally love these covers because they prove to be more comfortable then other lining covers.
Unique Theme/Style: Excellent
These take everything Winnie-the-Pooh and put them into a great pair of ears. I love the very well-done hand painted bees on these ears. Super cute touch!
Turnaround Time: Excellent
Who would love these?
I think the better question would be who wouldn’t love these? These ears are just so cute! Really, any 100 Acre Wood, Winnie-the-Pooh, bee-loving fan would be so happy with these ears!
What Needs Work
The bow is a little disappointing. The bow is a little floppy and the Winnie-the-Pooh embellishment is at the top of the bow, so it is hard to see.
Wrapped in tissue paper in a padded envelope.
Where should future FashionEarstas be seen in these ears?
The 100 acre wood of course! Or failing that the Winnie-the-Pooh ride at Walt Disney World would be fabulous. The character Brunch at 1900 Park Fare located in the Grand Floridian would also be a fabulous choice to show off these ears! Then there is always the occasional bee swarm collection!
Overall Score: (4.6/5)
Here are some fun fashions we found that would compliment these ears perfectly!
These ears are adorable! I love the sequin details to simulate honey on one ear. The seed pearls were a great addition and really made the ears stand out. The colors are perfect for the Winnie-the-Pooh theme.
What a day, FashionEarstas! I think after such an adventurous day I have earned a little rest and relaxation! I plan to sit outside, listen to the birds chirp and the frogs sing and maybe catch up on a little reading! Please, if you get a free moment, let me know if you have any thoughts on these ears, Cookies2Crafts or if you have a fabulous pair of ears you would like for me to see!
Pixie Dust and Glamour!