Beekeeping Barbie

My 12-year-old daughter never cared a lot about Barbie dolls but if this had been around a few years ago, she probably would have liked it. Nice to see that Mattel, Inc. finally made a realistic role model!  Here is a reblog from The Honey Bee Queen Blog:

She got her very first Barbie from her Great Aunt Jane. This Barbie is a super cool beekeeping babe with her own bee hive and honey stand complete with an honor system cash register. 


I wasn’t sure if we were going to introduce Barbie dolls to our kiddos, but this the coolest one I’ve ever seen.


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About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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7 Responses to Beekeeping Barbie

  1. Andrew Dewey says:

    Hi Ron,
    I gave one of these to the Maine State Beekeepers for inclusion in the silent auction/raffle at their annual meeting, and the club mounting the event asked if they could please have it.
    I think these are great as a conversation starter about beekeeping.

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  2. Susan Rudnicki says:

    Barbie dolls were the status symbol of my ’60s childhood and I never had one! This particular rendition is making the rounds of the beekeeping blogs and sites—we laugh a little at the hair flowing out from under the veil!!

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  3. Susan Rudnicki says:

    Yep—that was my situation, too! Oh, well—my dad brought home some ponies from the auction when I was 6 and that was it for my “indoor life” anyway. Completely horse crazy for the next 15 years. Still don’t have TV either.


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