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. Ron has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with the blog at Ron wrote his most recent book, The Mountain Mystery, for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron's site:
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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.


  4. Pingback: Goodbye, Susan | Bad Beekeeping Blog

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