A close-up view of Holopasites calliopsidis. ©Clay Bolt | beautifulbees.org | meetyourneighbours.net

It is tempting, when starting a new project, to rush around in a desperate attempt to cover all of the bases. Believe me, this is something that I know all too well having initiated a few projects over the past few years. However, I promised myself before beginning this odyssey to get to know North America’s native bees that I would take the scenic route. I have no real deadlines and no definite conclusion that I’m driving toward other than my desire to help others realize just how important our…

It is tempting, when starting a new project, to rush around in a desperate attempt to cover all of the bases. Believe me, this is something that I know all too well having initiated a few projects over the past few years. However, I promised myself before beginning this odyssey to get to know North America’s native bees that I would take the scenic route. I have no real deadlines and no definite conclusion that I’m driving toward other than my desire to help others realize just how important our…

I’m proud to share that I’m currently finalizing the artwork for a beautiful new indoor and outdoor exhibition featuring native North American bees and other pollinators at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The exhibition, which is being by a partnership between Clemson University and RMSC, will feature six large panels at 48″ x 36″h and 15 additional images that will be displayed inside the center’s education building.

If you’ve ever wondered why bees matter, or what you can do to help protect them, then take just a few minutes to watch this TED talk from Marla Spivak. It is one of the best short explanations on the importance of bees that I’ve seen so far.