Monday, August 11, 2014

The American Honeybee

"Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter..." and "Honeybees pollinate more than 90 of the world's flowering crops, including apples, nuts, broccoli, squash, citrus fruit, berries and melons." (Seth Borenstein, Huffington Post)

I've read the articles in the news over the past few years about the strange and sudden decline of the honeybee population, and have wanted to create an illustration about this alarming problem for a while, but could never decide on a way to approach the subject. Over the past week I finally found my visual and this is the result.

Seems that we need to do something more than talk about this issue and do it now before it's too late.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful and powerful, Alice! I love the way a quarter of the image is fading away.