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TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE. A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL.

This bee was painted in response to Friends of the Earth's Great British Bee Count campaign in collaboration with Artfinder, launched to raise awareness of the plight of our bees and their important role in nature.

How well do you know your brilliant local bees? Did you know there’s over 260 species in Great Britain alone?

They may be tiny but bees play a vital role in nature and our economy. Sadly, they’re in crisis. They’re losing their natural habitats, and are under assault from pesticides, intensive farming and climate change. That’s why Friends of the Earth is urging the British Government and public to join the generation that saves bees with its Bee Cause campaign.

Most British species are solitary bees or bumblebees (the UK has just 1 honey bee). They all play an important role in pollinating a wide range of plants and crops.

Friends of the Earth hopes to raise awareness about all of our bees, and their role in nature, during the Great British Bee Count from 19th May-30th June 2016.

Painted to a true likeness in acrylic with ink added over the paint using a calligraphy nib. This series of small framed paintings is a bright artistic take on real mounted taxidermy insect specimens, a celebration of the beauty of the natural world. Framed in a 23mm wide classic flat pure matt black frame, made from solid pine. Crystal clear 2mm acrylic glazing. Shatter proof and 20% clearer than glass. The painting is signed on the front and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity attached to the back of the frame. The frame is complete with an acid free double mount and backing board, which protects the artwork.

Materials used:

Acrylic & ink

Specimen 2BEE - Buff-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) (2016)

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This artwork is sold by Alexa Aulds from United Kingdom

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