Bugaboo Bee
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Bugaboo Bee

DISCONTINUED in 2009
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The Bugaboo Bee is the first version of the very popular light stroller. It was released in 2007. The Bee is the most compact Bugaboo stroller. It is therefore a luxury alternative to an umbrella stroller. In the first generation, the small wheels are full and white. A smooth ride through the city is ensured by the soft suspension. The reversible seat is located lower. The seat has no leg rest, but can be extended. You can adjust the backrest from a very upright position to a full recline. The massive hood has a typical rounded shape. Similarly to the popular Bugaboo Cameleon, the Bee can be customized by changing the hoods. Summer variations with ventilation are also available.

The Bee is suitable for use right from birth. You can place your baby in the seat, for added comfort a Baby Cocoon is also available. A car seat can also be attached to the chassis, creating a travel system. The Bee was also released in the limited Denim edition.

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
7.7 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
89 cm x 53 cm x 88 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
88 cm x 53 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)
0-36 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
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
Yes
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
46 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
38 x 25.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
84 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
No
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
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
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

3.5/5
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  • Lightweight
  • Foldable and compact
  • Versatile
  • Easy to clean + easy maintenance
  • Large storage space
  • Comfortable for the child
  • One-piece fold
  • Not good for harsh terrain
  • Not good for a large, heavy child (ok up to three years)

We had it from the birth of our daughter up to her circa 3 1/2 years, and we combined it with other types. It was with us on all of our vacations. It tackles any sidewalks, gravel roads, and even sand easily. The only problem was a real forest terrain.

I liked that my child slept on an almost-flat surface. This first-gen model has an extendable sitting space, meaning you can enlarge the surface where the child sits/lays. The storage is incredible, large. The generous hood and a lightweight frame make it a versatile helper. If you live in the city and travel rather often, I strongly recommend it.

Good only for short walks and/or for a small baby.

Its so silly its beautiful 🙏

4
  • Compactness
  • Low weight
  • Maneuverability
  • Shopping basket
  • Nice, protecting hood
  • Doesn't lay flat

For me, an excellent buggy. I appreciate the hood that covers the sides as well (compared to the newer models). A small, silly stroller - it's so silly it's beautiful 🙏✍🏻

This, for me, was a blunder

2
  • compact
  • big sun canopy
  • big shopping basket
  • difficult to reverse the seat unit
  • crooked seat sides
  • canopy gets broken over time

My little one refused to get on it. The folding was great, even though it was a little harder than I expected. The canopy broke (the joints on it often crack). The seat unit could be reversed, but the process was very challenging to do, with about 4 actions to be done (and the seat unit also gave off some fearsome crackling noises; apparently it is like that even with a brand new one). The sides of the seat unit creased inwards. Otherwise, the manipulation with the stroller was quite nice. I guess I got a faulty one...

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