Bee by Lucas Exhibition Print

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Western Honey Bee Print 2019 | Where Did All the Animals Go? Exhibition

High quality A4 print beautifully reproduced from original colour Biro drawing. This print is being sold in support of Born Free Foundation

DETAILS

  • Edition: Open edition
  • Artist: Lucas, Yr 4 St Mary Magdalen RCVA Primary School, Seaham
  • Printed on 230gsm matte archival paper
  • Size: 30 x 21cm
  • Print signed and numbered by Jane Lee McCracken with dedication to artist
  • Profits from each print sale go directly to Born Free

 

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WESTERN HONEY BEE

This outstanding drawing of a Western honey bee exhibited in Where Did All the Animals Go? exhibition is accompanied by the following information:

Conservation Status: DATA DEFICIENT

Population: UNKNOWN 

BIOLOGY

Many bee species populations including Western honey bees are declining at an alarming rate

The Western honey bee lives predominantly in managed bee colonies throughout Europe, although there are potentially feral and wild bee colonies found in a wide range of habitats. Generally, the species can be found to inhabit temperate forests, grasslands and even semi-deserts. Wild and feral colonies are also dependent on the availability of suitable natural nesting sites such as tree cavities, cavities in walls and in the roofs of buildings.

Queens can live between three to four years, drones for several months and workers between two to three weeks in Summer and six or seven months in Winter. A third of the world’s food production is reliant on pollination by pollinators such as bees.

THREATS

Wild populations of Western honey bees have been greatly impacted by habitat loss, decline in availability of natural nest sites and food sources; displacement from food sources and nest sites by managed/feral colonies; disease and parasites originating from managed/feral bees; the use of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides; invasive alien species; detrimental beekeeping practices and the lack of adequate pest control. Information credit: IUCN Red List

 

EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE

'Where Did All the Animals Go?' An Exhibition of North East School Children’s Biro Drawings Working with Artist, Jane Lee McCracken featuring Biro drawings of some of the world’s most endangered species, at Thought Foundation Art Gallery 20 June - 22 July 2019. Jane worked with over 400 children visiting five schools across the region to deliver Biro drawing workshops. Both exhibition and the Endangered Species Conference, also organised by Jane, are supported by international wildlife charity Born Free, with President and Co-Founder Will Travers, OBE headlining the conference. Included in the exhibition is a selection of Jane’s Biro drawings, which explore loss to the environment, generated by human destruction.

Both exhibition and conference call for wider awareness and compassion for wildlife affected by human destruction, and the subsequent impact of wildlife depletion on humanity if we don’t act now. These events, which also include workshops and film screenings during the exhibition, reveal the facts as to why and how species are threatened and provide access to vital knowledge as well as concise, key actions each one of us can take, so we can make positive changes for wildlife, both locally and globally.

More information about this project here:

janeleemccracken.co.uk/blogs/where-did-all-the-animals-go