Bee mine this Valentine’s Day

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Today is all about the love and if you’ve read my most recent comment in the February issue of Develop3D you’ll know that I love honey and bees. So, when I came across these Honey Rings by Jbare Design it was love at first sight.

Jeff Bare, an industrial designer based in Baltimore in the US, uses 3D printing in the manufacture of his custom, on-demand products. His beautiful yet minimal iPad Wraps have already featured in the pages of Develop3D. The process involves uploading his files to the online fabricators Shapeways who use 3D printers to produce the bespoke designs.

Inspired by the meticulously constructed honeycomb, Bare designed a range of two charming rings that are available in a number of finishes and materials.

“I’ve always been attracted to honeycomb patterns; hexagons in series are appealing to the eye. The Honey Ring is designed with this lovely polygon in mind,” says Bare.

These rings are even more appealing because for each one sold, Bare is donating a portion of the profits to The Centre for Pollinator Research at Pennsylvania State University, which is carrying out vital research to understand the Colony Collapse Disorder.

As Bare says: “Inspired by honey, made for your honey, and now supporting the honey bee.”

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Never mind for my honey, I’m going to buy one for myself!