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bumble bee stake

by Catherine Murphy
Handmade
Community Voted
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Catherine Murphy and her team of artisans transform copper into a truly sweet homage to the bumblebee. Using a hammer, vise, anvil, and oxy-acetylene torch, they fold, forge, and anneal copper shaping it into a little honey of a lawn sculpture. Propped on an extra tall garden stake, this bee-autiful bug will be a welcome sight as it hovers over your yard or garden, greeting visitors with its enchanting, hand-crafted character. Handmade in North Carolina.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
24002
Made from
copper, steel, durable clear coating
Measurements
6" L x 7.5" W x 45" H; Stake: 36" H
Notes
Finished with a clear coat, designed for year-round outdoor use.
  • the maker
Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Growing up in a military family, Catherine Murphy spent her childhood traveling around the world and experiencing every locale's characteristic outdoor sites. Eventually, she settled in North Carolina and started a career working with metal and helping to create impressive high-rise construction projects, but Catherine never lost her fascination with the natural world and she longed to fuse her passion for nature with her talent for metalworking. Her outlet for this irresistible desire finally came in the form of one, especially intriguing metal: copper. collection

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BUMBLE BEE STAKE
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Very cute!

By 

from Twin Cities, MN

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard
    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about BUMBLE BEE STAKE:

    This bee is cuter than it appears in the catalog. It's a piece of garden art, rather than a kitchy decor item. Very nicely designed and executed. It's not terribly large, so I'd not buy it for a location at any great distance from where you'd be viewing it. My husband is a hobby beekeeper, so I plan to place it in the garden area near our front entry. I can't speak to how it will survive winds since the ground is frozen now and we won't be installing it until spring.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt, but item arrived loose in the box, rattling around. Not enough tape had been used to secure it in the bubble wrap "cocoon". I was able to bend the legs back into shape without breaking anything so it's OK. I contacted customer service to tell them and they immediately refunded my shipping costs without being asked, and reminded me that should I discover any problems in the future, the bee was warranted without time limit. VERY nice after-purchase service and I'd not hesitate to buy from them in the future.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Adorable design

    By 

    from Candler, NC

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about BUMBLE BEE STAKE:

      Beautiful among my flowers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      Q and A

      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

      138votes, 19 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods

      This handmade bee can add a touch of whimsy to a lawn or garden, and unlike the real deal, it won't sting. So, what's the buzz,do you love this design?

      Karalee
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      would buy in a nano second

      elizabeth
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Would buy - as long as the price is not crazy.

      Megan
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Depends on the price but it would go perfect it my garden of metal flowers!

      Pam Toder
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      so many people are bee keepers ( including my kids) that I think it is a whimsical way to get on board.

      Elinore
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I usually like a lot of the garden ornaments, but this one just doesn't seem to fit into that same family.

      janet
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      LOVE IT

      Lynne

      Would buy - cute

      Susan
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love it.

      Pat
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      cute

      Lois
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like it for a reasonable price. How tall will the stake bee??

      Paige
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Whimsical for those who like to add personal character to their gardens!

      Beverly
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Like it!

      Pamela
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute.

      Mary
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I would not buy this.

      elaine
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      ketchy...but sort of cute

      Caroline
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I don't use any garden ornaments and I don't know of anybody who does. But, I like it.

      Ruth
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I didn't realize it was a bumble bee until I read the descriptor. It looked like a flying monkey. It's cute either way, but I wouldn't buy it if I wanted it to be recognized as a bumble bee right away.

      JoJo
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Would definitely purchase, depending on the price.

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