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I’ve submitted a honey-themed beer label to a homebrew beer label competition. If you have a few moments, I’d really appreciate if you could submit a vote for my label. Just click the image below.

Vote for my label

London artist Louis Masai has created some astounding street art depicting dying bees and strong messages such as “When we go, we’re taking you all with us!” and “No more bees. No more pollen. No more plants. No more animals. No more humans.”

These images are truly beautiful and I’m happy to share these images and raise awareness about the importance of bees and their direct impact on our existence.

For more of Masai’s artwork, visit his web site:

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Aganetha Dyck has been creating artwork with tens of thousands of tiny helpers for years. Dyck – a Canadian artist – has collaborated with live honeybees to help her create some of the most stunning and fascinating sculptures using various materials and natural beeswax, provided by the bees.

The above video shows an exhibit called Guest Workers, which features live honeybees in action. Some of Dyck’s previous work includes figurines and other objects that have been covered with beeswax comb, directly from within the hive.

For more information, and plenty more photos, visit Dyck’s web site.

Aganetha Dyck sculpture

Aganetha Dyck sculpture

Aganetha Dyck sculpture

Cover of the Travelling Beehive

The Travelling Beehive is a stunningly beautiful book about beekeeping that I had the pleasure of reading last week. The book was originally written in Spanish by Elena Garcia and Manuel Ángel Rosado and is illustrated by Juan Hernaz. At this time, there is no English print version available, however, the electronic version is available for free!

The Travelling Beehive is geared towards school-aged children but would be great for anyone (child or not) curious about bees. It explains beekeeping in a very accurate and entertaining way. It also does an excellent job of describing pollination and some of the problems that are affecting honeybees and other pollinators in the world today. There’s even a free Teacher’s Guide available which will help to introduce this book to classrooms around the world. I have included a gallery below of some of the illustrations which are truly the bee’s knees. (Yes, I went there.)

I must admit, I did find a few spelling mistakes in the current edition of this book, but overall it is very well translated from Spanish. The Spanish print version will be distributed to schools and libraries in Spain this fall. Hopefully one day the English print version will also make its way to North America. In the meantime, here are links to the ways you can read the electronic version of the book.

Note: It’s a bit tricky to read the full-width online version as the pages are very wide and the text very small. I found it easiest to download the PDF version and read on my iPad.

Read electronic versions for free

For teachers interested in the Teacher’s Guide

Keeping calm while keeping bees. A small play on words. I thought I’d whip up this poster as a spin off the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Feel free to share it if you’d like. I’ve provided the full size image on Flickr.