Friday, June 4, 2010
HONEYBEE and CHIVE BLOSSOM
by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'
'Honeybee and Chive Blossom'
Oil 5 x 7
I purposely grow plants in my garden to draw in the
bees. We have had such a shortage of honeybees
over the past few years because
of the mites that were getting into their hives and killing
them off, so I try to do whatever I can to help them
regenerate and increase their population.
This also means letting things go to seed, like my chives.
The bumblebees swarm to the flowers, and this little
guy was about half drunk on the nectar
he was drinking from the chive blossom!
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