Let’s tackle the last ink from the Robert Oster 1980’s collection, Honey Bee. I purchased my sample of ink from Pen Chalet.
Honey Bee is a medium, mustard yellow. It’s somewhere between yellow and brown, the color of honeycombs.
In large swabs the ink has some pretty shading.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a lot of feathering and some bleeding as well.
Honey Bee is closest to Taisanji Yellow. It’s darker than Aussie Gold but lighter than African Gold. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together.
I used a Kaweco Sport Sunrise with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I love the color and shading. It’s a great honeycomb color.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.