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This minnow of the jug range doesn’t diminish the design’s busy bee nature.

Bees en route is a celebration of this most industrious insect we cannot live without. Captured in a loose flying formation around the jug, the bees are accompanied by a solitary ladybird… merrily along for the ride.  The ancient Druids saw the bee as symbolising the sun and celebration, and today they are associated with good luck and prosperity… and did you know there are over 270 species in the British Isles!


Collective noun: A swarm of bees or…

                                                          …sometimes a bike of bees.

It’s amusing to imagine a swarm of bees flying in bicycle formation, but the real reason this is a collective noun for bees is because the word “bike” is an old English word which means a colony, nest, or swarm.


This design is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Bees en route - Farmhouse jug /quarter pint (142ml)

  • Our products are microwave and dishwasher safe – except gilded items which have a metallic finish. Each individual design description will confirm this information. Whilst Blue Artemis bone china is a robust product, we recommend using low temperatures and liquid detergents when washing, or alternatively washing by hand and drying with a soft cloth. Blue Artemis china is unsuitable for oven and freezer use.


    Each piece is decorated by hand using designs from an eclectic mix of unique transfers. This means no two pieces will be identical and even when you select from a defined collection, there will always be minor variations from the images shown on the website. This is what makes Blue Artemis china distinct and truly unique.

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