Sew & Bee Happy was a 12 month sew-from-your-stash bee. The queen bee for the month specified the style of block she wanted, as well as what colours to use. We then sewed 'em up and sent 'em off.
Sew Buzzy was also a 12-month bee, but I joined when they lost a member a few months after the start. In this bee, we sent our fellow bees the fabric to make the blocks for our month.
The Maple Leaf Bee 2 had a similar format to Sew Buzzy, but there were only 6 members and we each made 2 blocks per month.
With the three bees behind me, I have concluded the following: three bees are too many; I prefer bees where I sew my stash - less postage costs! Here's a mosaic of the bee blocks I made in the latter half of my Bee year:
So I am down to just one for the upcoming year - Stash Trad. We sew traditional blocks from our stash in the colourway requested by that month's queen. October was the first month, and I made the Cracker Scraps block for Angela.
November's block looks very interesting - lots of HSTs in a beautiful Pine Tree block for Krista.
I will say that the experience of being in a bee can be really great - learning new skills, sewing with other people's fabric, making blocks you wouldn't normally have ever tried. If you've got any questions about online quilt bees, drop me a line or ask it in the comments and I'll answer as best I can.
Have a great weekend!