This is wondrous hand-carved 3.26 gram, 1.25” by 0.85” by 0.55” blue amber bee from Indonesia. It was hard to show the intricate detail in photos, but you will be able to see it best in person … eyes, wings, back, abdomen, body … all accurate and the size of a US bumblebee! The wings are close to the body as if the bee is resting and trying to decide which flower he should visit next! And should you want to make a gorgeous bee pendant, there is a small, drilled hole to run a slender chain or cord through the bee!
Bees pollinate roughly three quarters of world’s plants which produce up to 90% of the world’s food and contribute roughly $217 billion to the global economy every year. Without bees and other pollinators, think what life would be like without strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, avocados, etc … or without flowers and trees. And let’s not forget honey! By being an essential part of plant fruiting and seed-producing, bees ensure a healthy environment for flora and in turn, fauna. We, as humans benefit from the food, spices and herbs, oils, medicines and oxygen produced by these plants. A healthy ecosystem benefits all living things and preservation of bees is critical to the future of this planet. Find out more about how you can help at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation at https://xerces.org/.
Bees symbolize community, purpose and abundance. And because of their sting and tenacity, they also represent strength. Even mighty elephants will retreat from a swarm of angry and diminutive bees! They are wondrous Spirit Animals and the bee totem combines the Chakra-balancing energies of the blue amber with the Spirit and strength of the bee.
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Hand-Carved Blue Amber Resting Bee Totem