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Museum Bees

Sale price$65.00

Discover the allure of Museum Bees by Trace Mayer, handcrafted ornaments made from repurposed antique frames and historical materials. A Made in the South Awards winner, Trace Mayer infuses each piece with unparalleled artistry and Southern elegance. Perfect for collectors and art enthusiasts, Museum Bees add a touch of timeless sophistication to any space.



Museum Bees
Museum Bees Sale price$65.00

Made in

Louisville, Kentucky


Trace Mayer

In 2012, while prepping a two-hundred-year-old textured frame for an art exhibition, Trace Mayer realized the frame itself outshone the oil painting it was meant to display. Inspired, Mayer's assistant crafted a small quadrangle from leftover frame corners, and Mayer added a cherished gilded bee. This felt like finding the missing piece of a puzzle for Mayer, who used his physics and fine art background to experiment with shapes and proportions, eventually gaining a devoted following for these unique creations.

Museum Bees won the Craft division of Garden & Gun's Made in the South Awards in 2023. Check out the feature here.