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Bumblebee #4

Bumblebee #4


12x12" (includes black wood frame, 14x14")

Native bees and bumblebees need all our support. They work harder, longer hours than imported honeybees, and they begin the gathering season earlier and later into the fall. They harvest pollen in harsher weather conditions. They are also important pollinators for the more challenging legume flowers like alfalfa. Over 400 species of native bees call Ontario their home.

On my property in Dundas, I've been planting more native shrubs and flowers, and I have stopped using all chemicals and fertilizers. Watching them work the flowers is pure entertainment.

Bumblebee Music
by Ed Woods

buzz buzz buzz
yearly climatic cycle
to keep lives alive
my fingerprint on the
envy of cats with nine lives
I’d like to do even more

pollen needs me
flowers to crops to create
mother cells and seeds
as in forestry renewal
or moms family tree

sea life needs our work
harvested particles travel
then fall to coat ocean floor
ancient faces watch over us
while livestock legacy thrives

our world is a human forest
savor my honeycomb delicacy
green fields of enjoyment
hand picked flowers and
from my pollination opera
to background cosmic music
buzz buzz buzz

(inspired by Bumblebee #4)

$ 450.00

Purchasing information:

This textile work is available. In order to avoid disappointment, please contact me to reserve it, as it may currently be on exhibit outside my studio. If you require shipping, please include your full address. I will respond as soon as possible with an estimate of timing and total cost. Payment can be arranged by Paypal, eTransfer, or a payment method of your choice. I am open to creative purchase plans and layaways.