Monday 26 September 2016

Busy Bee

Dear Reader,

Do you like honey? I love the taste and amazed of the bees. "Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. ... The ethologist Karl von Frisch studied navigation in the honey bee. He showed that honey bees communicate by the waggle dance, in which a worker indicates the location of a food source to other workers in the hive. He demonstrated that bees can recognize a desired compass direction in three different ways: by the sun, by the polarization pattern of the blue sky, and by the earth’s magnetic field. He showed that the sun is the preferred or main compass; the other mechanisms are used under cloudy skies or inside a dark beehive. Bees navigate using spatial memory with a "rich, map-like organization". Of course you can read more interesting fact about the bees here.

When I was a child, my grandpa had bees. Sometimes I was there, when he collected the honey - he did the work and I enjoyed the fresh taste:) This memory inspired my blog post and I collected some beautiful ceramic pieces:

The last one is my new porcelain plate. I worked with silk screen print and paint some part with warm yellow:)
You can find more at my board.

Have a bee day!


  1. I love this so much! It is beautiful!

  2. Bees are fascinating creatures, I know a few bee keepers here and learned a lot.
    For instance honey should be gathered in late summer, not before, if you gather it before (spring honey), you are taking away the bee's food and need to give them sugar to be able to live and continue producing honey again. There's also a whole story that I can't quite recall about procreation with the queen bee (the only mother of a colony).

    1. Thanks for the great information. The "bee's society" is amazing!!

  3. Interesting information about bees. I also had a colleague who kept the bees and the fresh honey is wonderful.

  4. These are lovely picks. It is nice to know more about honey bees.

  5. Lovely pictures! I love bees and honey!Your new plate is gorgeous.
    Your board is also amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love honey, but I am actually afraid of bees. On your plate it looks lovely though.

  7. Bees are amazing! We need to help save the honeybee!