The Queen Bee is the matriarch of the hive. Worshipped by the entire colony and fiercely protected.
Unlike our Killer and Super Bee decks, which feature a faint white halo around the deck's edge - Queen Bees have no border. The Queens spill over the edge in their glorious abundance.
The design is a classic of borderless decks, repeating into infinity with bees that fly in opposing directions.
There is but one break in this rule, the yellow bee that stands out in the top left and top right corner. It accents the design and creates a focal point for your eyes.
This little splash of yellow in a sea of black looks stunning in fans and spreads, allowing the minimal design to feel more 3-dimensional.
The white faces display custom pips that hold a sinister simplicity.
Each pip is arranged in a completely custom way, with a hidden hive represented in 1 pip of each number card.
This subtle hint is to compliment the Queen's geometric styling.
Each court card is custom, with connecting hexagons encasing an effeminate design, like honey trapped within a single cell of the honeycomb.
The lines are thin and sleek but the aura for each court card is instantly recognizable.
Each tuck is custom-made by a print house that specializes in intricate details. We've outsourced this job to ensure that Queen Bees carry a quality that can't be matched by anyone simply producing playing cards on mass.
The tuck-paper is matte yellow and thicker than standard deck cases.
All details on the sides and front are debossed to create texture.
The back of the tuck is foiled in black stripes featuring the life-giving Queen, taken from the Queen of clubs within the deck.
Ellusionist was one of the first major producers to start printing with Cartamundi in Belgium.
During that initial courtship, we asked for only one thing. A slimmer, durable stock to match their already superior printing techniques.
They worked hard to create E7 stock and it was launched with our Blue Cohorts playing cards 2 years ago. The deck credited by many, for switching their allegiance from USPCC to Cartamundi decks.
Queen Bees have this very same stock, the stock we believe is the best for magic, gambling, and card handling in general. Nothing feels better.
Why do we need Bees?
2019 saw the highest loss of Bee colonies ever recorded.
Over 40% - gone.
To think that this doesn't affect you is wrong. Honey bees alone pollinate $15 billion of the food we eat in the United States each year. They are vital to our survival.
Aggressive farming techniques and a reliance on devastating pesticides have been decimating the bee population all over the world, causing CCD (colony collapse disorder). Whole hives are annihilated almost instantly.
Our passion for bees has led us to create this Queen Bee project. We hope that this deck of cards can bring widespread awareness to these majestic insects.
Ellusionist will donate 10% of the profits from each deck sold to the fight for the Bee's survival.
Just buy it. You won't regret it
This is one of my favorite playing cards in my collection. I'm really in love with this!
These cards are absolutely gorgeous and top quality - exactly what I have come to expect from ELLUSIONIST
They are awesome !!! Perfect to the view and perfect to perform! You will love it ! I congratulate all the people who took part in the finishing work of this deck, it’s truly awesome!
I really enjoyed the presentation on the decks in a tear open paper bag. I am keeping one for posterity and the other to admire the artwork of the backs and the courts. I hope my small investment in the bees will help somewhat and look forward to a future with these cards and sweet nectar of the bees.
I think the queen bee deck is a very very well crafted, very sweet and very nice deck of cards. It shows the masterpiece very much and is well worth the price. I feel like if I hadn’t bought the deck I would have missed a huge opportunity and I am very grateful to have ordered it. I sincerely congratulate all the people who took part in the finishing work of this deck. Such a good work I saw a long time ago.
Super deck, fans really nice and the cartamundi stock is great!
This deck looks and feels amazing! The tuck case is sturdy and nicely designed. Another excellent deck from Ellusionist!
i've only gotten really serious into collecting cards over the last few years but in that time i've managed to obtain some very unique and limited addition decks...the Queen Bee deck is one of the more subtle decks of my collection so far but still a very beautiful one...the deck arrived very promptly and packaged very well...the tuck box is yellow and black striped (duh) and the art on the cards themselves is very nice...a good addition to any serious collector or someone looking for a themed deck for their close up street magic routines
I absolutely love every single deck I've purchased from Ellusionist, including but not limited to the Queen Bees, Hellions, Fathoms and Gold Aurelions. Absolutely beautiful cards and they handle like a dream. Their service is great too, I always get first class shipping and they are always on time and responsice to any customer support inquiries. I've got some of the $3 card tricks too and they're awesome, just need to keep working on my own dexterity to pull them off but everything you need is there. Definitely will be buying more cards and tricks from this site, 10/10!
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