This is an ultra-limited gilded edition of the yellow Bicycle Honeybee playing cards. Only 500 decks were made. Beautiful black foil edges give a touch of elegance and shine to the deck. Each deck has an individually-numbered foil sticker seal. These must be seen in person to truly be appreciated!
People have been buzzing about our Honeybee decks since the first edition launched in 2015, selling out in a single day! Since then each new version of Honeybees has continued to sell out.
Bicycle Honeybees, aka Honeybee V3, are the best version yet of the Yellow & Black editions. For the first time since 2016, borderless versions of these colorways are available!
Designed by Randy Butterfield, Bicycle Honeybees feature the same beloved Honeycomb pattern as earlier decks. Our Honeybee mascot still walks on the backs but faces in a new direction for enhanced symmetry.
The faces are in a traditional style, with our timeless Beehive Ace of Spades and Beekeeper Jokers, plus a deeper high-roller red used for the Hearts and Diamonds. We've created a custom color scheme and background pattern on all of the court cards.
These cards handle like a DREAM. They are printed on US Playing Card's embossed Bee stock with their Grade-A "Magic" finish for ultimate fanning, spreading, durability, and longevity. They have also been traditionally cut (the blade goes through the face side) which makes table faro shuffles and other gambling moves significantly easier to accomplish.
We have even included 2 special gaffs in each deck, a double-backer and a blank-facer, which you can use for creative magic routines or as cut cards during your weekly poker game!
-Black foiled edges, only 500 decks made
-Individually-numbered foil seal
-New V3 borderless back design
-Custom designed Bicycle-branded tuck box
-Printed by the US Playing Card Company
-Casino-grade Bee Stock with premium "Magic" finish
-Designed by Randy Butterfield
-Custom back, ace of spades, and jokers
-Custom color scheme and background pattern on the court cards
-2 gaff cards included - double backer and blank facer
The Honeybee Deck was the first-ever custom deck created by Penguin Magic in 2015. Designed by Randy Butterfield, the original Yellow deck sold out in a mere two days! A few months later we debuted the Black edition deck, which also sold out quickly.
Now we are happy to announce Honeybee V2 via this Kickstarter campaign. If you read no further, here is what you need to know: The V2 design is very similar to the original Honeybees, but the card backs are now BORDERED instead of borderless. We are making the V2 Honeybees available in both Yellow and Black during this campaign so that you can choose one, the other, or both.
Each of the V2 standard decks has a custom honeycomb back design. Instead of a diamond Bee pattern, the deck features a beautiful honeycomb complete with 2 realistic honeybees walking on the back. You can almost taste the honey as you gaze at the backs!