Tuesday, February 1, 2011

what's the buzzzzzzz

the pollen loads of bees
remember the bees' colorful pollen loads from a post last week or so?
well, carol blinn (who i think knows everybody) emailed my blog to her friend cynthia allen who is a beekeeper and she mailed this to carol:
this photo by kristen traynor was on the cover of bee culture magazine 
 now i wonder about bee artists...

11 comments:

Valerianna said...

Wow wee! I just got shivers... stunning!

SOEWNEARTH said...

Who knew! So is that different colours of wax? As an encaustic artist I am really interested in natuarally coloured wax!

Barry said...

V-love the bee and colours shot - magic. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Velma - that photo is stunning! I love the way the interwebby world allows connections to be made and images and ideas shared...

Velma said...

when i saw it i was shocked to see the color similarities. i keep thinking how amazing it is that this color is happening in the small (but important) world of bees!

Uschi said...

Amazing..and sad to see how this variety in colour disappears with monocultures taking more and more space.
It's bee-bread inside the cells, a mixture of pollen,fermented through bee-saliva and some honey. Colourful food...so beautiful!

Velma said...

i'm all for polyculture! and happy, colorful bees. seriously, thinking this could be lost is a tiny bit of a much bigger tragedy.

StudioBlue said...

Wow, this is fascinating! Thanks.

Virginia said...

Oh! And we all thought bees made golden stuff. They do - and all these other colors, too.

I really have to clear my dye table and banish the stuff that other people leave here at my work space. I'm color starved.

Velma said...

it's the bleak midwinter--color will come.

Sophie Munns said...

astonishing to see this... thanks to soenearth who sent me over to say hello and see this remarkable story!
Wonderful indeed!

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