UPDATED: July 16, 2022
You have heard of the beehive hairdo. How about a beehive hat? Hattingdon wears just that in a rich golden yellow, accompanied by two curiously darling little bees. The hat design name is — perhaps just a touch predictably — Honey.
Isn’t the updated shape bee-utiful? We really love it.
In addition to the updated hat silhouette (now seen above), Vivian also added two tiny eyes to her bees. She was a bit startled later to learn on the British Beekeepers Association website that bees “have six legs, two wings and five eyes: two large compound eyes and three smaller ocelli eyes in the centre of its head”. In light of this surprising revelation, she is still sticking with two eyes!
Just a bit more
The National Wildlife Federation tells us that, “There are over 20,000 bee species worldwide, including the honey bee, which originated in Eurasia and has been imported around the globe as a domesticated species. Wild bees species live on every continent except Antarctica. In North America there are approximately 4,000 native bee species occupying ecosystems from forests to deserts to grasslands.
Bees feed exclusively on sugary nectar and protein-rich pollen from flowering plants, unlike the carnivorous wasps from which they evolved.” [italics added]
Learn more about the incredible bee at the NWF website.