Bronze Honeybee Charms - Bumblebee Symbol of Chastity - 25pcsSKU: CH87b
Symbolism: Bees are a symbol of tireless activity, regal power, and chastity.
St. Rita is often depicted with bees in iconography due to an event where a swarm of white bees surrounded her on her Baptism day, some even in her mouth, yet she remained unharmed. After all these centuries, a swarm of bees still exists in the convent in a wall near St. Rita's grave. Their color is not white, but that of the common bee, and they do not have stingers. They live retired during the year, only coming out in the last few days of Holy Week and then returning once again for the Feast of St. Rita.
“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others” - Saint John Chrysostom
Quantity: Sold in packs of twenty-five (25) charms
Size: about 10mm long, 11mm wide, 2mm thick. The hole is: 2mm
(3/8" long x 7/16" wide)
Material: Zinc-based alloy metal with antiqued bronze finish.
Important Note: All of our products are lead and cadmium-free, and nickel safe. As they contain small parts, all items are for adult jewelry/craft making use only, not intended for children under the age of 15.
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USPS first-class flat rate shipping (8-31 Day) - $10.95
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We are currently shipping to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. We offer two shipping options, USPS and UPS, both include tracking.
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USPS first-class international flat rate shipping (12-45 Days) - $14.95
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**Please be advised that there are significant delivery delays due to the global pandemic.
We cannot control shipments once they leave the shop, typically domestic packages are delivered within 2-5 business days, depending on your location. International packages are typically delivered within 6-45 days (sometimes longer, depending on your location). Please be advised that international orders do not have a guaranteed delivery date as they can be delayed in customs.
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