A Bee Skep is a coiled straw hive that was used before today's modern hives. Bees are very industrious, and they must work together to produce the honey to insure the hive's survival. This glass ornament symbolizes the diligence and teamwork that are often necessary to achieve life s great rewards.Size:2¾"Each figural glass ornament produced by Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds made exclusively for Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.