Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Feeling Buzzed

Spring has arrived and I was excited to see a few honey bees buzzing around the crocus blooms in our front yard. I use honey every day and truly appreciate the people who keep our honey bees healthy and safe. This image was originally inspired by a sketch I did after a visit to our local Farmers Market. I find it amazing that a small creature like the honey bee has such power in nature. Almost everything that grows needs pollination and thanks to the honey bee we not only can sweeten our tea but eat a crisp apple in the shade of a tree. Do you want to help save the honey bees and beekeepers in the U.S.? In the U.K. you can help save the honey bees by adopting a hive. Why doesn't somebody do that here?

1 comment:

Traci O'Very Covey said...

An interesting op-ed in today's New York Times says "The domesticated honeybee isn’t the only pollinator that agriculture relies on — wild bees also play a significant role, and we seem intent on destroying their habitats." You can read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/25/opinion/25harder.html