Honey is expensive here in New Zealand and much sought after especially by other countries. On our town's main road there is a honey shop which has a very large 3 storied beehive on one side of the building along with a very iconic kiwi character out the front.
This is Mr Buzzy Bee. Now just about every kiwi kid has had one of these toys as a toddler, in fact Prince William was given one on a visit with his parents in 1982. The idea is that the bee is pulled along by a string and the wheels make a whizzing sound while the wings turn around and make a clicking noise. The first buzzy bees were made in in about 1940 by Maurice Schlesinger but went out of production after he became unwell with spinal meningitis. Hec Ramsey, a travelling salesman started producing the toy soon after discovering a gap in the market.
I'm interested to know if anyone else grew up with Mr Buzzy Bee.