Bluebonnet HoneyBee Spinning Wheel
The HoneyBee now has the wheel mounted on the back of the upright. This makes treadling smoother and the wheel is more steady when folded. Changing whorls is much faster. It is an excellent wheel for beginners, and because it folds, it makes it easier to carry to those important ’spin ins’.
It has all the features of the basic BumbleBee but we have added some options and made them standard on the HoneyBee. The HoneyBee includes scotch tension, has a built in Lazy Kate, 2 Standard Bobbins, 1 Jumbo Bobbin and a Jumbo Flyer. Intermediate and advanced spinners will be pleased with its 2 spinning ratios. With available ratios from 4:1 up to 20:1, custom made to order in pairs and any combination in even numbers.
As with all our spinning wheels, the HoneyBee is made from solid hardwood.
The wheel axle is on two sealed bearings for ease of treadling and the flyer axle also has two bearings for quiet operation. The bobbin is also on two sealed bearings for quiet operation. No other wheel offers sealed bearings at this price!
We do not use plywood or MDF on our spinning wheels. Our wheels are heirloom quality spinning wheels that will last for generations to come.
- 28 inches tall
- Orifice height is 27 inches
- Delta orifice with sliding hook flyer
- 6:1 and 8:1 spinning ratios is standard, any pair between 4:1 up to 20:1 can be ordered separately.
- 16 inch solid hardwood wheel
- Solid hardwood frame
- 18 inch by 18 inch base occupies a small area but is exceptionally stable. Folds to 18 inches x 10 inches
- Folding requires folding up the base and putting the pin in a special hole to secure the base upright.
- Assembly requires putting in 2 screws to fasten the upright and wheel to the base. Putting the footmen on, and putting the flyer assembly on. 10 minutes (maybe less!)
- Double treadle for ease of operation
- Single drive with Scotch Tension
- Weighs approximately 15 pounds.
- Specifications subject to change without notice
- 1 Jumbo Bobbin (4.75 inches diameter x 4.25 inches long)
- 2 bobbins (3.5 inches diameter x 4.25 inches long) are included. With a built in Lazy Kate.
- 1 Jumbo Flyer
- One Year Guarantee - USA Customers Only