The beehive, home to and engineering feat of the honey bee, is built around an iconic structure: the honeycomb. This amazing architecture is a mathematically perfect matrix of hexagons, optimizing spatial coverage while minimizing the amount of construction material required for building—an achievement of engineering efficiency that is virtually unmatched. With all the effort and talent that goes into hive-making, you could say that “busy as a bee” is almost an understatement!
Start this promising series of Canada’s most talented builders and architects from the beginning, and order your coin today!
• A FIRST! This is the first coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new painted silver proof series featuring exceptional architects of Canada’s animal world
• Your coin comes with a certificate of fascinating facts about the life of honey bees in Canada
• Crafted in 99.99% fine silver and GST/HST exempt
• Limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide means this coin will sell quickly
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Yves Bérubé and features a painted honey bee standing atop a flower blossom, its head bowed to collect precious nectar that will sustain its colony. The design is layered over an embossed honeycomb of perfectly symmetrical hexagons, which cover the entire polished silver field of the coin’s reverse. The reverse also features the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “3 DOLLARS.”