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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bees & Blooms

Bees & Blooms - Medieval Woodcut
What says summer better than lying in the grass hearing bees going about their work? As you've probably read, these indispensable pollinators have mysteriously been in trouble for the last few years. A couple of new studies published this week have helped to establish that a certain group of nerve agent pesticides are a large part of that puzzle but there are things that we can do to help! Buzz About Bees have a list of 10 simple things you can do, even if it's just buying local honey and scattering a few wildflower seeds on your lawn.

The bees shown here are adapted from my Medieval Woodcut design. I've made a repeat pattern with them which you can find on fabric, wrapping paper and wallpaper here!

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3 comments:

  1. Love the drawing but, more importantly, love the fact that artistry can go hand-in-hand with environmental consciousness! It is an absolute travesty what we have (or rather haven't) been doing about this and thank you very much for making me look into it!

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  2. Thanks Red! I hope lawmakers follow France and Italy's example soon and ban these pesticides elsewhere. It's not just bees that are affected - it's toxic to most insects so starves populations of insect-eating birds too.

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  3. An outstanding share! I've just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch simply because I found it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this subject here on your web page.
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