About Us

 

 

Museum Bees challenge the notion that luxury must be expensive. We believe that a different approach was necessary to create beautiful and affordable indulgences for your home. We create each piece with recycled materials that embrace our history. They are user friendly, beautifully designed and easy to use. All are original works of art made in Louisville KY and are priced the same: $55. We keep a constantly revolving collection on our website and with our participating retailers.

Museum Bees range in size from 1" to 6" and are all made from recycled antique picture frames.  The majority of these American frames date from 1860 - 1880.  We've begun to use a few bourbon barrels, as the base for our bee's.  The barrels add a wonderful aroma to our shop.  

Inside the frames are gilded ornaments such as horses, dogs, insects, ceramics, curiosities, and Antique objects.  Big or small, Museum Bees are $55 each.  Shipping is free on all purchases and we are happy to exchange any of our Museum Bees for another, if you change your mind. 

Museum Bee creator, Trace Mayer, signs every Museum Bee and it with the initials of the current Kentucky Derby winner.  This year is "N" for Nyquist.   In Kentucky and for our Bees, the year begins on the first Saturday in May.

Derby Bee Key:

"AP" = American Pharaoh, 2015-2016

"N"= Nyquist, 2016-2017

"?"= TBD May 6, 2017

 

Museum Bee Creator, Trace Mayer
Museum Bees on display at a show:

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