The Bugaboo Bee has been at the salon getting a makeover and has emerged a more streamlined machine than ever!
Whilst Bugaboo has been silent about this little stunner, the whispers about a northern springtime release got louder recently and sure enough, it’s now officially on the website. The announcement confirms that rumoured changes to the Bee will take place! There’s been some obvious nip, tuck and extending work done.
Many thanks to PishPosh Baby (where the new model is referred to as the Bee Plus) for the following, which outlines the huge list of changes:
What’s Brand New with the Bugaboo Bee Plus Stroller.
Seat Reversing System The all new Bugaboo Bee Plus features a circular joint system that allows a safe and easy way to lift and slide the bee plus seat so the child can face the parent or face the world. It’s a simple close, lift and reverse, slide back in and open
Adjustable Fit The new Bugaboo Bee Plus stroller has a height-adjustable backrest, sun canopy and five-point harness to grow with the child from infant to toddler. The seat adjusts to four height positions from 51 to 59 cm. It’s truly a stroller that grows with your child!
What has improved on the Bugaboo Bee Plus Stroller?
Backrest Shape The stroller features a new ergonomically shaped backrest with a natural sitting position for better comfort of the child.
Sun Canopy The Bugaboo Bee Plus stroller features a new shaped sun canopy which provides extra space for growing toddlers.
Bugaboo Bee+ sun canopy clamps added for quick and easy removal
Bugaboo Bee+ sun canopy now available as a separate accessory. So you can purchase more than one colour to spice it up!
Seat Width The Bugaboo Bee Plus stroller has a wider seat for a child to sit more comfortably.
The bottom backrest is nearly 4cm wider. The front of bee plus seat is nearly 6cm wider
Seat Fabric The new Bugaboo Bee Plus offers streamlined design with simple padding to ensure a more comfortable seat and smaller side flaps for more space to move chassis. The width increased by 1.5 cm improves stability and provides more room for the child.
Wheels The all new Bugaboo Bee Plus offers better driving performance due to new rubber material and a broader ridge.
The Bee Plus boasts signature Bugaboo open star wheel design suspension and less rigid springs for better driving performance through all ages. The bee + also offers shorter springs for better maneuverability.
Brake mechanism The Bugaboo Bee plus has a greatly improved braking system. (I guess after the recall, bugaboo worked extra hard to get this right!)
– optimized internal bearing
– optimized tolerances on brake rod
– enlarged hole for brake rod
– stiffened rear wheel fork
Height-adjustable handlebar The Bugaboo Bee Plus stroller has an impressive ten fixed height settings to keep the handlebar secure and prevent sliding.
Folding locks The Bugaboo Bee Plus has redesigned locks for intuitive use and easy folding.
Minor Bugaboo Bee Plus modifications
The all new Bugaboo Bee Plus stroller will only have three recline positions instead of four.
The carry handle has been removed from the design.
What hasn’t changed
The Bugaboo Bee Plus is suitable from birth up to 17kgs.
The Bugaboo Bee Plus stroller weight.
The Bugaboo Bee Plus underseat basket.
Below is a photo of the original Bee so you can compare the old and the new. If the northern hemisphere release is in the next month or two, I wonder when Australia will receive it? We’re loving the new improvements and think the new form of the Bee has even more appealing lines.
PishPosh Baby already has a space reserved on its site for the new Bee, so if you want one of the first when they arrive, this is the place to go! It looks like there will be a price rise of $100.