My obsession with bees started before I was born. I was destined for obsession. My collection of books on bees borders on obscene and my love of hexagonal patterns, yellow, black, and Laguiole knife logos is a lot odd.
That said, I couldn’t be more picky when it comes to collecting bee imagery, books, art, jewelry, and packaging. Most visual depictions of bees make me gag with I-love-art-but-not-JoAnn-Fabrics-printed-fleece-with-cartoon-bees disdain. Etsy searches for really great bee art take far to many hours of dedicated gleaning. However, I have amassed a bookmark collection of amazing bee art by incredible artists and will highlight them as I find them. Below, is a beautiful photograph, in a rich, dense color palette. I happened upon the photograph on Facebook and was thrilled to find out that my college friend and fellow fine arts major was the genius behind the photo. He’s a photographer but is primarily a stained glass artist. Can’t you tell!?
Bees aren’t cute. They are amazing. And powerful. As Zach describes with perfection.