|“||Ya like jazz?||„|
|~ Barry B. Benson's catchphrase|
Bartholomew Bailey "Barry" Benson is the main protagonist of Bee Movie. His home is in a beehive in a tree in New York. He is the son of Janet and Martin.
He is voiced and created by Jerry Seinfeld.
College graduate Barry wants to not only follow his dream to be a Pollen Jock but also see the outside world which is the world of humans. So, he decides to join the Pollen Jocks.
After a human florist named Vanessa Bloome saves him from being squished by her boyfriend Ken (who is allergic to bees), he talks to her (a bee violation). When he sees honey being sold in the grocery, Barry sues humanity. After Barry wins the case, honey is returned to the bees. However, this results in bees being put out of a job and flowers beginning to die.
Realizing his mistake, Barry sets out to reverse his actions. He and Vanessa travel to California and take flowers from a parade there so the bees can use them to pollinate the dying flowers.
After the flowers are saved and bees and humans are working together again, Barry is now working with Vanessa at her flower shop and is also a member of the Pollen Jocks.
Barry is a honey bee with yellow and black stripes, black hair and blue eyes. He usually wears a pair of shoes and a yellow sweater, which covers up most of his black stripes.
Barry is a curious bee. He has the ability to see everything in the outside world.