Day42: The Life and Lore of Bees

Illustration by Veronica Lawlor / Design by Hambly & Woolley, Toronto

During the last weeks of his administration, President Obama secured increased protection for the rusty-patched bumblebee, which is now officially designated as an endangered species. Unbelievably, the rusty-patched bumblebee population has gone down almost 90% since the 1990s. (Scientific American) Besides contributing to the beauty and diversity of life, why are bees important? According to One Green Planet, bees are “responsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the flowering species worldwide and approximately 400 different agricultural types of plant.” That’s right, bees are the pollinators of the world, working hard so you can have food on your table. And they are worthy and worth protecting!

A few years ago, I did a few illustrations of bees for a poster created by Hambly & Woolley, a design firm in Toronto, called The Life and Lore of Bees. It was a fun project, including my receipt of several copies of the finished poster. I would like to offer the copies I have left as a fund-raiser for the Environmental Defense Fund, whose mission is “to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.”

How it works: Donate to the EDF and email the receipt to info(at) with your mailing address, and a signed print will be shipped to you in 5 – 7 business days.

Donate $50 to receive a 27” x 19” print of this poster, on soft grey paper (7 available, while supplies last.)

Donate $100 to receive a press proof print of this poster, slightly larger than 27” x 19”, on soft cream paper (3 available, while supplies last.)

Let’s work to keep our environment safe for future generations!

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