Bugaboo Bee+
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Bugaboo Bee+

DISCONTINUED in 2013
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The Bugaboo Bee+ is the second generation of the very popular light stroller. It was released in the spring of 2010. The high-end Bee+ is the most compact Bugaboo stroller. It is therefore a luxury alternative to an umbrella stroller. The small wheels of the second generation are lighter, with a star-shaped spokes which that became typical for this stroller. A smooth ride through the city is ensured by the soft suspension. You can hear the clicking sound when adjusting the handlebar. It helps you orientate in the individual positions.

The seat is located low. Reversing the seat has been substantially simplified. The seat has no leg rest, but can be extended. A great advantage of the second generation is the possibility to extend the backrest. The Bee+ thus fully adapts to the growing child’s needs. You can adjust the backrest from a very upright position to a full recline. The adjusting button is now simpler than that of the older version. The seat is well padded, now without side panels. The improved hood is simpler and slightly shorter. It has remained typically rounded. Similarly to the popular Bugaboo Cameleon, the Bee can be customized by changing the hoods. Summer variations with ventilation are also available.

Thanks to the full recline, the Bee+ can be used right from birth. For added comfort a Baby Cocoon is also available. You can also attach a car seat to create a travel system.

The Bee+ is also available in limited editions, best known of which are Neon Pop/Fluorescent, All Black, Summer Bee, Denim, Pendleton, or various variations of Andy Warhol and Van Gogh.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Bugaboo Bee+ on the official Bugaboo site

Bugaboo Bee+ Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
8.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
89 cm x 53 cm x 88 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
89 cm x 46 cm x 31 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
17 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
Yes
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
Yes
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
53 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
36 x 25.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
94 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
Yes
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
No
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
15 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
No
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
89-106 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
4 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Bugaboo Bee+

3.3/5
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Did not fit us all

1.0
  • design
  • easy folding
  • close to the ground
  • unstable

Not for us. This stroller, even if beautifully designed, did not fit us all. It is too tiny, too close to the ground, and the maneuverability is quite hectic.

  • lightweight
  • small - takes up very little space
  • quick folding/unfolding
  • stylish
  • interchangeable canopies
  • can get stuck in a hole in the sidewalk
  • rattles a bit

Our second stroller - and I use it the most. It’s small, compact, lightweight. It is no problem for me to lift it with both hands, even with my little one in it, and carry it up the stairs. Occasional drive through a bit of snow or grass is also absolutely doable. The ability to change the canopies will certainly come in handy for those mums, who don’t like a stereotype. 🙂 The only disadvantage of this stroller - here and there it gets stuck in a hole in the sidewalk, but it's probably like this with every stroller with small wheels. Also, there’s a little bit of rattling, but nothing terrible - one will get used to it quite quickly.

Perfect for "mobile" moms

4
  • excellent fold
  • reversible seat
  • spacious seat
  • deep, extendable hood
  • option to change fabrics to fit your taste
  • footrest only when the seat is facing forward

A perfect stroller for "mobile" moms. It is super sturdy and suspended well enough even for broken sidewalks. The reversible seat unit is awesome and easy to reverse, at least when compared to the Bee Classic. The handlebar is really long, so you don’t kick the rear axle. The non-extending hood is mostly useless, but for a larger child, it’s enough. The seat can be enlarged (extendable seating surface as well as the backrest), which is great too. A child with a height of 90 cm has a lot of space in it. I miss a bit the footrest when the seat is in the opposite direction. I love it. It's beautiful. 😘

  • lightweight
  • compact
  • comfy
  • just like me, my kid loves it
  • not for rough terrain - gravel, sand

The best stroller we've ever had! At first, I criticized it (when my friend owned it), but later I fell in love with it 🙂 A great
advantage is that I don't even need to fold it to get it in the car 🙂

  • Beautiful
  • Customizable with accessories, hoods, etc.
  • Takes quite some space after folding
  • Fold/unfold needs both hands
  • Impossible to reverse the seat unit one-handedly, as well as not possible to reverse it with a child in it
  • Over time, it creaks like a heap of plastic

Didn’t fit me at all. I don’t think it’s worth so much money.

The Bee’s seat unit bothered me a bit, otherwise a great stroller - no reservations.

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Large basket
  • Wheels with suspension

I used this stroller as my last one - and I feel sorry I didnt buy it sooner. My DD was using it for only half a year. I will certainly buy it with my second one.

Rattles

3

The buggy rattles quite a lot.

  • lightweight
  • small - takes up only a little space
  • quick folding/unfolding
  • stylish
  • interchangeable hoods
  • it gets stuck in some pothole from time to time
  • rattles a bit

Our second stroller - and I use it the most often, actually. It's small, compact-folding, lightweight. No problem taking it in my hands and carrying it up the stairs. Occasional light snow or grass is also OK. The option to change hoods is perfect for those moms hating stereotype. :-) The only minus would be the getting stuck in some of the potholes, but that is due to its small wheels. And it rattles a bit, but one can get used to it quickly.

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