I've finally completed the DMC stumpwork bee kit. Sadly, these kits (there were about 6 in the series) are no longer on the market, which I think is a shame given the helpfulness of kits when learning a new technique. You have all you need to complete the project as well as detailed instructions and diagrams that walk you through the process without the need to go and buy a number of specialist items.
Anyway, here's the creation of the bee itself in turkey stitch/ghiordes knots.
Here's the turkey stitch trimmed and combed out (with an old toothbrush)