Supporting “Painting the Bees”

A bee mural, painted by Matthew Willey.
His goal: Ecology awareness through 50,000 painted bees.

It’s pretty hard to pry money out of my pockets.  Unless you’ve got something really great going on that can use a little support.

The Good of the Hive is one of the worthy ones. It aims to bring awareness of bees, ecology, and environment to the public’s eye with outstanding portraits of bees at work and play. This is being accomplished by the production of huge outdoor murals. The artist’s goal:  to paint 50,000 bees over his lifetime project!

I wrote about Matthew Willey’s brilliant project back in February. He told me that there would be a small crowd-funding campaign in the spring. It’s on now and there are still a few days to contribute – plus there are some outstanding gifts you may qualify for. I couldn’t resist the “World Bees” Poster. It doesn’t show the range of Apis dorsata or Apis mellifera scutellea – that would miss the point. This is art. Instead, Matthew has chosen to draw the continents as honeycombs and populate them with artsy bees. It’s a grand concept that reminds us that bees are the world. We – you, me, the bee – are in this together. Here’s what my new World Bees poster will look like:

And this, close-up:

There’s less than a week left in this fund-raiser campaign. But that’s still plenty of time to send a little love over to The Good of the Hive.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a geophysicist who also does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with a popular blog at www.badbeekeeping.com. Ron wrote his most recent book, The Mountain Mystery, for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron's site: miksha.com.
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