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53 Buzzing Bee Innovations

From Honeycomb Brass Knuckles to Insect Swarm Weddings

— July 25, 2012 — Art & Design
These buzzing bee innovations show off the ways in which this almighty insect has influenced people's daily lives.

The honeycomb, in particular, has been a massive influence in terms of design, especially with regard to furniture. The symmetrical and recognizable form of these naturally occurring structures has offered inspiration to designers of all kinds.

Though known for their ability to sting, many bee-inspired products use the association to promote a cutesy image, one that plays off of the sweetness of honey and cartoonish imagery of the animals. In any case, the uses of both bees as a concept and honeycombs as a design is an undeniable fad in many different industries.

Whether you consider them a nuisance or a blessing, these stinging insects will likely continue to create a buzz in popular culture and beyond.
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Buzzworthy Beekeeper Ads
Buzzworthy Beekeeper Ads
Nokia's HK Honey Commercial is 'Un-bee-lievable'
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Living Insect Ads
Living Insect Ads
The Bee Billboard for Plan BEE Uses More than 100,000 Bees
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Electrified Bees
Electrified Bees
The Body of the Oriental Hornet Can Harvest Solar Energy
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Bee-Friendly Fashion
Bee-Friendly Fashion
The Pollinator Frock is a Bee-Utifully Eco-Conscious Dress
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Literal Buzzworthy Bracelets
Literal Buzzworthy Bracelets
The Jenny Bird 'Bracelet for the Bees' is Charitably Sweet
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Bumble Bee Model Covers
Bumble Bee Model Covers
The Tyra Banks for I Love You Magazine is Insect-Inspired
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Insect-Inspired Seating
Insect-Inspired Seating
DesignJoo's Honeybee Stool is Sweetly Simple
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Lost 'n' Found Honeycomb Art
Lost 'n' Found Honeycomb Art
Anganetha Dyck Conveys Loss and Transformation Through Wax
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Farmer-Empowered Beekeeping
Farmer-Empowered Beekeeping
'Under The Mango Tree' Services Both Ends of the Honey Market
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Collaborative Honeycomb Art
Collaborative Honeycomb Art
'Shape the Hive' Seeks to Create a Unified Piece of Art
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Buggy Construction Equipment
Buggy Construction Equipment
The Orpella Tino is a Hybrid Piece of Machinery Inspired by Wasps
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Bee Hive Lighting
Bee Hive Lighting
The Atan Lamp is a Sweet Source of Illumination
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Fresh Honeycomb Appliances
Fresh Honeycomb Appliances
The Urban Beehive Provides Sweet Sticky Syrup at Home
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$14,000 Ceiling Insects
$14,000 Ceiling Insects
Bee Wall Sconce
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Insect Suction Firearms
Insect Suction Firearms
The Fly-Goodbye Bug Hunter Gets Rid of Pests
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Ornamental Eco Wasp Traps
Ornamental Eco Wasp Traps
Stylish with no Pesticide
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Bee-Stung Pimples
Bee-Stung Pimples
The Burt's Bees Acne Treatment Line is Honey Sweet for Your Face
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Wasp Rice Crackers
Wasp Rice Crackers
Buzzing In Tokyo
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Five-Star Bee Hotels
Five-Star Bee Hotels
The Projects for the 'Beyond the Hive' Competition 2010 are Out of this World
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Beautiful Biodegradable Jewelry
Beautiful Biodegradable Jewelry
Crumple Design is Environmentally and Fashion-Conscious
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Contemporary Spiralling Seats
Contemporary Spiralling Seats
Graham Roebeck's Beehive Chair is Inspired by a Guitar Pick
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Help the Honey Bees
Help the Honey Bees
Haagen Dazs Promotes New Cause
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Honey Comb Candles
Honey Comb Candles
The Pollen Arts Beeswax Candles are Eco Chic
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Training Bees to Sniff Bombs
Training Bees to Sniff Bombs
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Shoppers as Bees
Shoppers as Bees
‘The Apifera' Display Attracts Spenders to Selfridges in London
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Sweet Hexagonal Cisterns
Sweet Hexagonal Cisterns
The 'Hive Honey Set' has a Sweet and Buzz-Worthy Design
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Beeswax Teacups
Beeswax Teacups
Mariana Tocornal Creates ‘Beecups' for Upcoming CODE Fair
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Insect Swarm Weddings
Insect Swarm Weddings
Daring Chinese Couple Weds While Covered in Bees
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Plant-Based Menstrual Products
Plant-Based Menstrual Products
Jani Sanitary Pads Solve Many of Nature's Nuisances
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Pastoral Paradise Branding
Pastoral Paradise Branding
Volim Honey Packaging Paints a Picture of its Wholesome Rural Source
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Living Pigment Swatches
Living Pigment Swatches
The Sherwin-Williams ‘Color Chips World' Ad is Alive
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Bumbling Booze Branding
Bumbling Booze Branding
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Creates a Buzz
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Manly Insectcessories
Manly Insectcessories
Jan Leslie’s Bumble Bee Cufflinks and Other Buzzing Designs
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Honeycomb Brass Knuckles
Honeycomb Brass Knuckles
These Honey Knuckles are for Badass Bee Lovers
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Sweet Honeycomb Desserts
Sweet Honeycomb Desserts
These Bee-Happy Cupcakes are Un-bee-lievably Cute
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Coiled Beeswax Candles
Coiled Beeswax Candles
The Hour 60-Hour Rope Candle is Self-Extinguishing
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Honeylicious Utensils
Honeylicious Utensils
The Johanna Hartzheim Kitchen Sets are Sweetly Simple
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Naughty Insect Mating Movies
Naughty Insect Mating Movies
Isabella Rossallini's Green Pornos on Sundance
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Buzzing Beehive Branding
Buzzing Beehive Branding
The Bees Knees Packaging for Klein Constantia Farm is Sweet as Honey
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Urban Beekeeping
Urban Beekeeping
Rooftop of Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel Is A Hive Heaven
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Mechanical Bugs
Mechanical Bugs
Art by Mike Libby
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Insect-Ensnaring Decanters
Insect-Ensnaring Decanters
This Glass Fruit Fly Trap Beguiles Bugs into a Classy Carafe
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Glorious Golden Hive Cakes
Glorious Golden Hive Cakes
These Chocolate Beehive Cupcakes are Creating a Buzz You Can't Refuse
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Honeycomb-Inspired Lighting
Honeycomb-Inspired Lighting
The Beehouse Lamp
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Stylish Organic Candles
Stylish Organic Candles
Luxury Candle Brand Jonathan Ward London Launches in Australia
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Honeycomb Constructs
Honeycomb Constructs
Hilary Berseth's Bee-Assisted Art
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Beehive Architecture
Beehive Architecture
Honeycomb Housing Complex
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Cute Bumblebee Packaging
Cute Bumblebee Packaging
The Babees Pure Organic Honey Gets a Makeover by Ah&Oh
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Nectar Bead Branding
Nectar Bead Branding
Hortus Botanicus Honey Packaging Showcases its Golden Contents
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Honeycomb Booze Branding
Honeycomb Booze Branding
Nectar Honey Beer Packaging Takes the Form of its Sweetest Ingredient
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Multifunctional Cat Cocoons
Multifunctional Cat Cocoons
Purrfect Cardboard Cat Shelter Doubles as a Scratching Station
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Geometric Cardboard Seats
Geometric Cardboard Seats
Lazerian Studio Reveals Recycled Cardboard Furniture in Milan
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