The US Playing Card Company introduced the world to Bee® Stingers through exclusive distribution to casinos internationally. Today, we offer them to YOU for the first time in history, with premium Aristocrat stock.
Stinger borders were originally developed as a countermeasure against card cheating. The fade to white border looks ultra-smooth, elegant, and simple. Previously only available after use in casinos worldwide, these are brand new - sealed in cellophane.
The creative team at theory11 recognized the potential for Bee® Stingers and decided to pursue the printing of the classic design - minus any casino logo(s) - in their original format, and offer them to the public for the first time. Let's just say, it wasn't easy.
We listened to your feedback on the first edition Bee® Stingers - and we used it to improve the stock, feel, and finish. Available in all black and printed on the finest Aristocrat stock, to ensure incredible durability, fanning capability, and snap.
By Alex from United Kingdom on 09/09/09
When I first saw these being released I thought, oh great... another set of blown out of proportion playing cards. After taking one look at the pictures and video, I HAD to have them.
Straight out of the box they feel great, smooth and move freely but without going all over the place. They spread perfectly and shuffle instantly, most specifically a Faro shuffle, they are made for this.
The cards themselves are firm but soft at the same time, so you can manipulate them whether it be for magic or flourishing. They aren't bent as easily as the standard bees but the cards be bent back and forth and they still retain their shape, so when you're flourishing, THE CARDS ACT WITH AND FOLLOW YOUR MOVEMENT!
The design of the backs is so simple yet so classic and modern. I can't put this any other way, they are amazingly cool. The fronts are fantastic, the black is a real jet black and the red is almost blood red. The court cards are a mix of black, white, red and silver / grey. What can I say. Possibly some of the best court cards I have ever seen.
FINALLY! The faded border. AWESOME. During a certain trick if a card is turned over in a standard bee deck, it can bee (excuse the pun) seen a mile off. Whereas as this deck removes that problem. That back design still has the same mesmerizing effect and is still great for bottoms deals, strike deals and shifts.
The word 'cool' was made for this moment.