Bumble Bee Jasper, which has brightly colored orange, yellow and black colored material, is actually formed from a mixture of lava and Indonesian volcanic sediments. The first carbonate-rich rocks were found on the island of Java during 1990. The material is soft, with hardness of Mohs 5 or below. It's easy to cut and polish these porous rocks. We often fill cavities with Opticon resins. Bumble Bee Jasper or (Bumblebee) is actually a combination of volcanic, anhydrite, hematite, sulfur, arsenic, and so on. There is a lot of debate about whether it is a true jasper or agate, as some people call it. The beautiful pattern on this stone often mimics the coloring found in bees, hence its name. The yellow staining is due to sulfur, which is poisonous, as is arsenic, so care must be taken - always washing hands after handling. Bumble Bee Jasper is actually not a jasper stone but the name is stuck for various reasons. This Bumblebee stone staining comes from a combination of minerals and volcanic material. Combining anhydrite, hematite, sulfur and arsenic and other elements, jasper bee is actually an agate. The pattern is unique and ensures that no two stones are exactly the same, which makes a crested gem a beautiful stone to be included in every jewelry setting.