Check out Plough to Pantry Magazine's Winter 2016 issue to read Bee City USA director Phyllis Stiles' article about how bumblebees have evolved to survive winter and sustain their species.
There you will see Linda Santell's whimsical illustration of a mated bumblebee queen passing the dark winter days by a glowing fire, where she knits booties for her spring colony. You can support Bee City USA by ordering your print through ETSY.
Thanks to Plough to Pantry and to Linda Santell for helping us to spread awareness about pollinator life cycles!
Hear Jon's adventures in beekeeping and supplying beekeepers in the Asheville area Sunday, October 26, 5:00 - 7:00. Visit Wild Mountain Bees here and K2 Studio here. Located in downtown Asheville across from Tops for Shoes on College Street, K2 Studio has hosted the PolliNation Exhibit of bee-related art, furnishings, home decor, botanicals, and jewelry since June 13. There are only 10 days left to shop and support Bee City USA!
North Carolina's beekeeping chapters tend to be very active. Today, the McDowell County chapter wanted to show its support for the work of Bee City USA and presented a check to Bee City USA founder and director, Phyllis Stiles. Phyllis and Lonnie wear the bee antennae that Bee City USA often give children at festivals to help them find nectar in flowers! Many thanks to the McDowell County beekeepers.
Header photo by: Nancy Lee Adamson
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