A Pollination, A Pollution, A Pollinution (acrylics, 40x50cm)
acrylic paints on wood, 50x60cm. 2022
These wonderful little creatures really have a sweet tooth. Give them a bag of M&Ms and they will produce colorful honey. Here in Copenhagen, this happens sometimes to the bees who live in bee hives on the roof of Tivoli Gardens and occasionally feast on flavored popcorn.
Bees can be seen everywhere around the world apart from Antarctica. We all know them for their delicious honey. However it’s the pollination that is crucial and without it, we wouldn’t be able to survive.
Unfortunately air pollution makes the bee job harder, as it impacts the bee’s location skills. As a result, bees find it more difficult to locate and memorize the location of their floral resources, which further affects the pollination process.
Let’s plant some flowers for bees, or create nesting spots. If you really, really have to use pesticides, choose organic ones and apply them outside of bee working hours.
Fun facts about bees:
- A bee can fly 15 miles per hour.
- 20 grams of honey can get a bee enough energy to fly around the planet.
- Static electricity of their fur attracts pollen but also other less welcome particles in the air like dust and heavy metals
7% of proceeds from the sale will be donated to bybi.dk