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The Worker Bee is the latest Bee Wheel designed by Mike, Spinolution's owner and was debuted in 2017 after spinners around the world requested a portable/foldable Bee style wheel with a larger bobbin. The difference between the Queen Bee, King Bee, and Worker Bee is the ratio range and bobbin size. The Queen Bee holds 4 oz bobbins. The King Bee holds 8 oz bobbins. The Worker Bee holds 16 oz bobbins as well as 8 oz bobbins and can fit in a carry on suitcase for flying around the world (check the carry on measurement requirements with your airline, as some airlines have put tighter restrictions on size recently). You can spin fine to bulky yarn on any of these bobbins on this hard worker.
The Worker Bee is the perfect wheel for the spinner who needs effortless portability with a wide ratio range. The speeds are adequate for extra fine (1:26) to bulky (1:4) spinning - and the bobbin size is large enough for creative textures and embellishments to be included in your spinning.
Love spinning Cotton? Since it's debut, the Worker Bee has always included Golden Whorl engineering. With Golden Whorl engineering you have 30% less flyer drag, which makes spinning the more challenging short staple fibers a breeze.
Bobbin Size: 16 oz (Comes with THREE!)
Weight: 13-14 pounds
Ratio Range: 1:4 to 1:18.5
A word about Spinolution products:
Spinolution products are made plywood, rather than solid wood. For this reason, their wheels will not warp regardless of the climate. SpinOlution prioritizes ergonomics, durability, low maintenance upkeep, and function over aesthetics. There will likely be blemishes or splintered areas on your wheel, which will not affect its functionality. It's common to have a raw edge in the layering of the wood because of the nature of how the wood is manufactured (in different directions as is the nature of plywood - a durability over aesthetic decision that SpinOlution has made). They're may be irregular seams where parts come together - this is the primary manufacturing anomaly. SpinOlution products are not finished using the same finish, machinery, or material as other manufacturers. However, it does not impair the function of the product (it still be assembled and used as advertised) so that is why it passed inspection at the Spinolution facility. It's up to the customer to decide what matters most to them when they are investing in a wheel. And there's no wrong answer. Should you decide to return your wheel within the 30 day period to get a refund, you will pay to ship the product back to Spinolution and you will be refunded all but what they product cost to ship to you.
As Spinolution's owner/designer is always changing the appearance of his wheels, they often do not exactly resemble the design/pattern pictured.