Home for Bumble Bees

Home for Bumble Bees | Wallhanging by Rebecca Richman | Artists for Conservation
Fieldset

Home for Bumble Bees

Wallhanging
West
Dimensions:
11.00" H x 14.00" W
Medium:
Mixed media (Watercolor & Pastel)
Subject(s):
Bumble Bee, Wildflowers
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
Artist will donate 5% to Nature Conservancy (International) from sale of this work.
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$1,599 USD

On a warm summer day, I love sitting on the porch with my mom, enjoying her pretty garden. Every season Mom grows such gorgeous colorful flowers that bring us so much joy and happiness! The bumble bees are some of our favorite visitors as we watch them busily fly from blossom to blossom.

In addition to butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds, bumble bees are amazing pollinators of wildflowers, like the Goldenrod, Wild Rose, and Penstemon in my painting which are very important food sources for the bees. The image’s center focus is a female bumble bee native to Colorado (Bombus balteatus), as she explores a Rose Crown cluster of flowers that can grow up to 12 inches tall in subalpine and alpine ecosystems.

Bumble bees are the only true social bees native to North America, living in colonies and having overlapping generations. They are also active in lower light and cooler weather conditions, more so than any other bees, which increases their impact for pollination.

A favorite quote by May Kay Ash inspires us, “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.” So if a bumble bee can fly with its big fuzzy body and relatively tiny wings, then we too, can do the miraculous!

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