Limited Edition of 9700 Pieces
Pat & Joe Doyle of Clayton, IN gave us this very unique idea for a new Santa and
Pipka was thrilled to design it!
We know that Honey Bees are an important insect in all of our lives. Bee keepers are fighting to save the honey bee, so they will continue to provide all of us with
honey, along with pollination of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Santa Claus could wear an old fashion outfit, like bee keepers worn in the olden days, now the outfits
are pure white. Santa is not alone in his bee keeping duties; the friendly little bear cub has come along to do some taste testing. Honeybees are not native to the United
States. They are European in origin, and were brought to North America by the early settlers. Honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting
their hive from an intruder or are provoked. They represent a highly organized unit, with various bees having very distinct roles during their lifetime. The queen bee
can live for several years, unlike the worker bees; they live for only six weeks during the busy summer and four to eight months during the winter. The honeybee hive
is perennial. Although quite inactive during the winter, the honeybee survives the winter months by clustering for warmth.
Introduced 2010 6''