Bee and Beehive Coin Banks
Bee-Themed Piggy Banks - Great Gifts for Gardeners, Beekeepers, and Nature Lovers
Piggy banks in the shape of bumble bees, honey bees, or bee hives brighten up your home with their cheery black and yellow stripes, and available at Amazon. "Adorable" is the name of the line of banks, not just an apt description of the little bumble character. Adorable Ceramic Honey Bee / Bumblebee Piggy Bank
As a long-time beekeeper myself, I seem to have acquired a pretty good start on a collection of items with pictures of my favorite sweet insects (and the hives that they call home), yet I can't seem to stop looking for even more fabulous pieces. One thing I really like about money banks made in decorative shapes is that they do double-duty as both a decorative bit of home décor like a figurine, plus they have a useful function in helping to save my loose change.
Piggy Bank Bee - My Favorite - Of Course!
I'm pretty excited about discovering this next little fellow - he'd be just about the most perfect addition to my collection of all things Apis, given my thing for flying pigs in all their winged whimsy! A new take on the traditional nicely rounded piggy bank, this one's done up in buzzy black and yellow stripes with big decorative wings on top.
The Pewter Money Box Bee Hive bank is a beautifully crafted piece by Edwin Blyde & Co., a British company that has been making fine pewter wares since the 18th century. This decorative coin bank, made with lead-free pewter, comes gift-boxed and makes a lovely christening gift for a new baby.
Baby Bee Bank - White Bee with Yellow/Grey Stripes
Finally, I've found one that's cute without being "cutesy" or twee! This gently rounded little bee is predominantly white with broad stripes in yellow and grey, with just a touch of white for his wings, plus warm brown on his feet and in a swirly dotted line at the cheeks of the pleasantly smiling face. Ideal for a baby's room, it still won't look at all out of place on your own bookcase, desk, or table - both a cheerful decoration and a convenient place to drop your loose change at the end of the day.
This cute cold-cast resin sitting bumble bee money bank is hand-painted in bright yellow and black to brighten up any room. The bee measures 6 1/4 inches tall, 4 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep. Money goes in through a generous-sized slot on the back of the bee's head. There's a pull-off rubber piece on the bottom to let you easily empty out the coin bank.
Little Honey Bee Coin Bank - Miniature Money Bank for Kids
A great stocking stuffer or birthday party favor for small children just learning about the importance of saving their money. Bright colors of the plastic bee bank are fun, and make it easy to see the bank in the clutter of a typical kid's bedroom!
This little plastic bee-shaped coin bank is just 4 inches long by about 2 inches wide, and comes packaged in a clear gift box.
Relaxing Bumble Bee Money Bank
From the "Adorable" collection, this Relaxing Bumble Bee Money Bank is sure to bring a smile to any beekeeper, gardener, or friend of the busy little pollinators. Made of cold cast resin and hand-painted in bumble-bright colors, this cheerful bee piggy measures 6 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches deep. Drop in your spare change through the opening in the back of the bee's head, and when you're ready to "make a withdrawal," just pull out the rubber plug on the bottom of the bank to access your savings.
Adorable Bee Characters - Money Banks for a Child's Room
Cute little cast-resin cartoon bee characters, so perky and cheerful, make a great gift for bumblebee fans, for beekeepers and gardeners, or to accent a bee-themed nursery for baby.
If you're throwing a bee-themed baby shower and looking for a cute centerpiece, this hand-painted 10-inch cast-resin bank, made to look like a small child wearing a bee costume, is just about the most appropriate choice you could hope to find. If you like, shower guests may drop in money through the slot in the back of the head. A plastic stopper on the bottom lets the momma-to-be retrieve the collection.
Bumblebee Child's Stool / Money Bank - Bee Furniture to stash your coins away!
I'm still trying to decide if this little piece of furniture is cute, or just a little weird. It's a stool for a little kid to sit on, just over a foot tall and a foot in width and depth - a pretty good size for a toddler, along with the bright colors that a youngster will love - and it doubles as a piggy bank. I'm not sure about the big grin on the bee's face, here, but it is a darned clever idea. I could see this bee bank/stool as a decorative item in a sunroom or garden entry, as well as in a playroom or nursery.
Here's what the seller says:
This adorable cold cast resin bumblebee child's stool doubles as a piggy bank. The yellow and black bumblebee stool measures 12 3/4 inches tall, 12 inches long and 12 inches wide. You can add coins to the bank via a slot on the back, and remove them via a pull off stopper on the bottom.
A fun and useful stool for child's bedroom, and a great gift idea for the young-at-heart beekeeper or naturalist on your gift list.
Honey Money Bee Hive Bank
Realistic Mini Hive Box to Make Yourself
How about a "piggy bank" that looks like a true-to-life miniature Langstroth beehive, built to scale?
A quick and easy DIY craft project for anyone who likes to putter around with a few basic woodworking tools, and then cut loose with the decorative paints - talk about a personalized gift idea for a beekeeper you know and love! The finished beehive coin bank measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/8" x 7" high.
The woodworking plans to build this unique piggy bank are $3.00 (US), available as an instant download at StonehavenLife DIY @ Home.
Image: Honey Money Coin Bank copyright © StonehavenLife, used by permission.
OK, I promise, no more "bee" jokes . . . for now! ;)