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Quinton Byfield is a Bow Tie Guy!

With the chaos of the coronavirus right now we have missed somethings. From live sports games to concerts, things that we used to take for granted are now taken away. The NHL draft was back on October 6th. I am a big hockey fan, and I did not even realize that the draft had happened. But I learned that one player that was drafted has a special thing about him that everyone at Beehive Bow Ties loves, he loves bow ties! Quinton Byfield was drafted second in the draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He is now the highest drafted black man in the NHL history. A trailblazer that loves bow ties!

Since being drafted, Quinton Byfield has been welcomed to Los Angeles by some of the greats that live there. Magic Johnson sent out a tweet congratulating Byfield on being drafted by the Kings and being the highest drafted black man. Snoop Dogg welcomed Byfield with a video on Twitter. In the video Snoop welcomed Byfield to Los Angeles and called him “QB”. Byfield said that most people just called him “Q”, but if Snoop wanted to change that, then he was all for it. Byfield said that he could not even believe that these greats even knew who he was let alone send out congrats on social media.

Byfield said that he first started wearing bow ties because he did not like how neck ties felt on his neck. But after wearing a bow tie, he enjoyed standing out and being different. When he was drafted to the Ontario Hockey League two years ago he wore a bow tie, then when he won rookie of the year that same year, he wore a bow tie, so it was only natural that he would wear a bow tie on draft day for the NHL. He wore a double-breasted white jacket with dark pants and a blue bow tie. His now teammate, Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar, told the Kings GM that now that they drafted Byfield, he was going to have to step up his game day style. We will be watching Byfield this year and hope that he gets his chance to make his mark on the NHL this upcoming season. Good luck Quinton!

 

 

In October We Wear Pink!

As everyone knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We know that we are kind of late to the game, but October is not over. We have beautiful bow ties that have pink in them. We have three different bow ties that have pink in their color scheme.

The Francis is a lovely paisley bow tie that has pink and yellow as the color scheme. Then there is the Stephen, which is the same color scheme, but the pattern is a striped bow tie. The final option that we offer is different than the first two when it comes to the color scheme.

The Isaac is a striped bow tie, but it is not like the Stephen. The Stephen just has the same size, broad striped, yellow, pink, yellow, pink pattern. The Isaac on the other hand features a color scheme of navy blue, pink, yellow, and white. Also, the striped pattern is quite different than the Stephen. The pattern is a thick navy-blue stripe, then a thinner pink stripe, then a very thin white stripe back to the pink stipe and then the navy stripe again, and finally a thin yellow stripe to finish off the pattern. The Isaac is a little less in your face than the Francis or the Stephen, but that is only because the yellow and pink featured in the Francis and the Stephen are both very vibrant colors. The Isaac has that dark navy-blue color that balances out the vibrancy of the pink and yellow that are also on the bow tie.

At Beehive Bow Ties we want to send our thoughts and prayers out to any family or individual that is fighting any form of breast cancer. Even though everything seems to be chaos right now and nothing seems like it will get better, there are people thinking about you and your loved ones. We hope that one day we will not need awareness months anymore because doctors have found a cure.

Stay safe and well!

Chris Bosh Dresses His Three Boys in Bow Ties!

Five days ago, Chris Bosh, former NBA star posted some pictures on his Instagram of him and his family. The best part of his post was that his three sons were all dressed in navy blue bow ties! His boys were all matching with a navy-blue vest, yellow pants and a patterned shirt. Then to pull it all together they finished off their look with their awesome navy bow ties.

Chris Bosh played in the NBA for 13 years and he was selected to All- Star teams for 11 of those years. He won two championships with the Miami Heat and won a gold medal in the Olympics with the US Basketball Team.

Bosh’s caption at the bottom of his post had a nice message. He said that no matter how hectic everything gets, spending time with his family helps him stay grounded and recoup his energy. He then goes on to remind us to be present in the little moments and recommends calling up someone you have not spoken to in a while. Finally, he reminds everyone to wear their mask! During these crazy times, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the distractions, but Bosh reminds us to focus on the here and now. Be present in the little moments, do not let this crazy world suck you in and drag you down.

 

 

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is June 21st this year. It is coming soon. At Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories, we have many great products for fathers everywhere. We have bow ties and pocket squares that complement each other and will give your father a great new look.

Our bow ties are all woven in England in one of the oldest mills in the world. The silk is then sent to South Carolina where it is hand sewn. We are very proud of our bow ties. Your father will love a bow tie from Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories. We have a wide variety of colors to choose from as well. We have very bright colors that will make your father stand out and be the center of attention wherever he goes. Our signature bow tie is called The Beekeeper. We offer it in two colors, black or teal. It features little yellow honey bees on the tie. This tie can also be a conversation starter. People will comment on the tie because it is a very unique tie and your father can WOW them with bee facts, which we conveniently have a whole list of fun and interesting bee facts, just click here. Also if your father does not know how tie his own bow tie we have a simple video to teach him how! Click here to go to the video.

Another great idea is our line of pocket squares. Our pocket squares are also woven over in England, and they all have hand- rolled edges. Hand- rolled edges are a sign that the pocket square is made very well, and that it is high quality. Our pocket squares were all designed to compliment our bow ties. So if your father has a bow tie, get him a nice pocket square to compliment his bow tie. Complimenting a bow tie and a pocket square may seem hard to do, but it is actually quite simple. All you have to remember is that you do not want to match your bow tie and pocket square. Both the colors and the patterns should be different. Here is the catch, you want you colors to be different but you should include at least one color that is the same to pull the two accessories together. So if the bow tie is predominantly red, then the pocket square should have a hint of red in it. that is how you compliment a bow tie and a pocket square.

Our products are meant to last a very long time. Our bow ties are cut specially so that the fabric has a little bit of flexibility to it, which keeps it from ripping. If you give your father a bow tie from Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories, you are giving him a gift that will last him for a very long time. Also at Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories, we are helping save the bees. So with each product that we sell, we donate a portion of the profit to helping save the bees. So you will not just be giving your father a great gift this Father’s Day, but you will be helping save the bees, too.

Tropical Colors

At Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories, we have a fun, tropical color palette. But did you know that our color palette is based on the coastal environment that we live in here in Sarasota, Florida. Our Chief Design Officer, Isaac, chose select colors that would resemble the beautiful surroundings that we enjoy each day.

For example, a color that is frequently used in our bow ties, pocket squares and women’s scarves is the color blue. We have both a navy blue and a turquoise blue available for bow ties and two other blues that are available in the pocket square and women’s scarf collections. The various shades of blue are supposed to resemble the gorgeous waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which is minutes away from our house. The Thomas bow tie, for example, has the beautiful turquoise in it and is combined with sunshine yellow in a paisley pattern, which makes the bow tie look like the water in the Gulf of Mexico. Another blue that we use in our pocket square collection is the same color that is at the center of the flower called Bird of Paradise. There is a blue “bird” at the center of the flower and this particular blue matches the color we use in our pocket squares almost perfectly.  Also, the blues that are in the pocket squares and women’s scarves resemble the clear blue sky. In Sarasota, we get, on average, 251 days of sun each year, so we see a lot of blue sky.

Thanks to the beautiful weather in Sarasota, we also chose to use yellow in many of our bow ties, pocket squares, and women’s scarves. I think you can guess what we were thinking when we chose that color. The yellow resembles the brilliant sun. There is a license plate for Florida that is very popular in Sarasota. It has an image of a person holding a surf board on the beach at sunset, and at the bottom of the license plate it reads, “Endless Summer”. With it being so sunny in Sarasota, and the lowest temperature on average being 61 degrees Fahrenheit, it is no wonder why that license plate was designed. It also partially explains why we chose to use the color yellow in our products. As you may be aware, Beehive Bow Ties is helping save the bees one bow tie at a time. The other reason we chose to use the color yellow is that honey bees also love the color yellow. They are attracted to yellow flowers because it is one of the colors that they can register. Bees can see the same spectrum of color that humans can, with one exception. Bees have a harder time perceiving the color red and are better able to see the color purple than humans are. So, with yellow in the middle of that spectrum, bees love to land on yellow flowers.

A color combination that we also like to use is pink and yellow for our bow ties. They are supposed to resemble the beautiful plumeria flowers that bloom here in Florida. These flowers are better known as being the flowers used in making Hawaiian leis, but these flowers also bloom in sub- tropical Florida and their colors are lovely. They have a yellow center and then the petals turn to a beautiful bright pink. Also the pink and yellow bow ties remind us of pink lemonade which is one of our favorite drinks to have during the Florida summer heat! At Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories, we have two different pink and yellow bow ties. One is a wide stripe and other is a paisley print.

We love where we live and, with each product that we have created, we try to incorporate a little bit of our beautiful surroundings, from the flowers that grow here to the Gulf of Mexico, we want to share this tropical beauty with you.

Our Bow Ties Are Conversation Starters

When you wear a Beehive Bow Tie, you are not just wearing an awesome bow tie, you are wearing a conversation starter! 

Bees are one of the most important creatures on this planet for human survival, and are definitely the most important insect for the survival of humankind. Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying that if the bees were to go extinct, humankind would only have 4 years to live before we also went extinct. 

Projections show that the bees are going to go extinct in 25 years unless we change how we operate. So by the year 2035, all of the world’s bee population will go extinct giving us just 4 more years after that to live, according to Albert Einstein.

Of course that is a bit morbid for a conversation, but it shows just how important the bee really is. Some much more exciting and fun bee facts include: honey has been regarded as medicine dating back to the ancient Egyptians.

 Honey doesn’t spoil, it is the only food that does not spoil. An explorer found a jar of honey in a tomb in Egypt that was dated to be about 2000 years old and the explorer said that it tasted delicious. 

Honey bees can fly about six miles per trip and can fly about 15 mph! 

At Beehive Bow Ties, we have a special bow tie that has a pattern of bees on it. We help with saving the bees at Beehive Bow Ties. 

With each bow tie that we sell, we donate a portion of the profits to a charity that is dedicated to helping save the population of the bees worldwide. The bee bow tie will get you lots of compliments and you can start up a great conversation about how awesome your bow tie is!  The next time someone asks you about your bow tie you can wow them with some bee facts!

Click here to learn even more facts, so that when you wear a bow tie from Beehive Bow Tie you can blow everyone away with just how much you know about bees.