Thursday, August 25, 2011

Minding Our Beeswax

For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.
~ William Shakespeare


Pollination

by Robert Bradford, Eden Project
Photo by Penny Mayes

from Studies on Animal States
Carl Vogt, 1851

The bear and the honey
by Wenzel Hollar (1607–1677)

The Wietzendorf beekeepers
by Claus Homfeld (sculpture) / Huhu Uet (photo)

The Beekeepers
Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Official Russian Empire coat of arms of the Tambov Governorate
1878

Bee Footprints
by Harry W. Yeatts, Jr.

Links:
* Historical info about bees in art
* A bee poem: Intimate Detail by Heid E. Erdrich
* Bee resources from Bees in Art
* Buzz about Bees: Things You Can Do To Help

1 comment:

Rettakat said...

Don't.Like.Bugs.

But... I ADORE Bees!! There's just so much about them to admire.

I loved "Bee Footprints". I've really enjoyed wandering amongst the bee links here... thanks for sharing.

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