Honey Bee Fine Art Print
5×7″ Honey Bee Fine Art Print packaged in a protective cellophane pouch.
All fine art prints are printed using FB Gold Silk 315 inkjet paper, giving a high quality fine art silk finish. This paper works particularly well for monochrome printing making it the perfect choice for the Wildlife Pencil Portraits.
Biology and Conservation
The Honey Bee – apis mellifera– and all other bees are absolutely vital to the survival of humans, we need them as pollinators. It’s estimated that bees pollinate 70% of crop species needed to feed 90% of the world making them worth around $30million per year. Bees have been in decline due to habitat loss, pesticides, disease and parasites but in recent years they appear to be making a comeback with the increasing popularity in beekeeping. Some experts suggest that the rise in beekeeping may not help the species if not done correctly i.e. Setting up more hives without more sources of hector. What bees need are more flowers, their favourites include foxglove, lavender, rosebay, willow herb, borage and sunflowers, these will also encourage butterflies and other nector loving insects to visit.
***the frames I use in the pictures are from Ikea, I find they work really well for my images. I have chosen not to sell the prints framed or mounted as most people already have a particular style in their homes and it means I can keep postage free too.