The busy buzzing of bees supplies the soundtrack to our summer fresh sense of inner peace, this quintessential sound of summer connects us to the seasons, the graceful honeycomb pattern which adorns the pen top, clip, and center band reminds us of those sunny summer days and the hardworking honey bee, a gift that brings the mind to that worm peaceful place every time it is used.
Working with wood as we do we must thank the humble bee, because for over the past 100 million years they have been the world's natural pollinators without whom we would not have the Irish grown trees that provide the beautiful wood we craft our pens from.
Giving a pen crafted in antique pewter with an inset antique brass honeycomb all wrapped in Irish Yew is a useful and distinctive gift that will be used daily reminding the user of your thoughtfulness and originality in selecting such a pen gift.
The wood in this pen
The yew has played a tremendous role in shaping religious beliefs, being associated with immortality and rebirth or spiritual resurrection. To the ancient Celts and Druids, it was a sacred tree and adorned many of their religious sites. Churches were often built on these ancient religious sites and inherited the yew trees already there - one can find a yew tree in many a churchyard. Muckross Abbey, and a huge Yew tree in the middle of the Abbey’s cloister. It was planted when the friary was first built in 1448 by Dónal McCarthy Mór – the chieftain of the area. That same tree can still be seen and enjoyed today – it’s an old Irish Yew tree. One fact is certain, however, trees, including the yew, were, like the Sun and Moon, instrumental in the formation of just about all literary and religious traditions and a major inspiration to many artists. It seems that the 'wise' were always associated with trees.
Like all our pens the Hive pen is gift boxed and comes with detail on the Irish bog oak its is crafted from and a card stating who turned the pen and when.
A portion of the sale of you pen is given to the Tree Council of Ireland so a native Irish tree is planted on your behalf via their tree sponsorship scheme in the Aurora forest in Glencree, County Wicklow.
We can engrave the users name or initials on the pen for you to make the gift even more personal.
Made with Irish Yew.
Antique pewter and antique brass honeycomb trim.
An all Swiss-made Parker style ballpoint refill, the refill is international sized available worldwide.
Pen weight 47gms / 1.66oz.
Pen length 145mm / 5.7inch.
Twist action to advance the refill.
Solid oak pen gift box upgrade
Presenting a high-quality handmade writing pen for an extraordinary occasion?
Enhance your pen gift with an exceptional pen box. Our clients worldwide have asked us for a wooden gift/presentation box for our pens, as Rosewood is a protected species, we collaborated with a local expert cabinetmaker to craft a solid Irish Oak pen box. Oak, the "King of the forest", was the obvious choice for us as it represents Ireland’s qualities. Like our wooden pens, each box is as unique as your fingerprints.
Suitable for one or two pens
Oak pen rests
Engrave the inner lid with your personal massage
Add a logo to the inner lid
We can also engrave the top of the box, just contact us to discuss your requirements
180mm long | 70mm wide | 50mm high | 220 gm | baize fabric lined base | antique brass hinge
The box is wrapped in branded tissue paper and then wrapped in a recyclable card to protect it during shipping. This is a 100% environmental option for that exceptional pen gift box.
The pen pictured was handmade by us, your pen will be of the same wood, as no two wood pieces are the same that is your certainty that your pen will be totally unique. Like the pen pictured we will select the most interesting wood to craft your pen from. It takes us about 3 days to craft a pen.