Plight of the Bumblebee

Plight of the Bumblebee


Most bumblebees fall into two distinct genera, the parasitic Psithyrus and the nest-building Bombus.

They are social insects and live together in colonies of between 50 to 400 bees, usually with only one queen.

 They are very charismatic and are large and fuzzy with short, stubby wings and it’s estimated that a bumblebee can flap its wings around 200 times per second.

This rapid beating, combined with their large bodies, vibrates flowers until they release pollen which they chew and mix with their saliva to make honey. Bumblebees are excellent pollinators which is vital as two-thirds of the world's crops depend on cross fertilisation.

Infection carried by commercially bred bees, the overuse of dangerous pesticides, extreme habitat loss, and the climate change crisis are all huge contributors to the chances of the future survival of bumblebees


    • Limited edition of 25
    • Printed on Hahnemuhle paper using archival inks.
    • Signed, titled and numbered by the artist.
    • Certificate of Authenticity included.
    • A4 size to fit standard A4 frame - 28cm x 36cm
    • A3 size to fit standard A3 frame - 41cm x 51cm 

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