This Spring I set out a #Bee House to attract non stinging pollinating bees.Each bamboo shoot which is now plugged with mud contains a cocooned #larvae inside. The house need to be stored inside a out shed for the Winter and next spring put out again so each larvae will produce a new #pollinating Bee 🐝. In my house I have about 20 larvae. Would have liked to see more!
Pollinating Sound Flower
1 channel video loop with sound
Running time 1:01
#1 , edition of 10 (video only)
“Pollinating Sound Flower is an ode to native bees and their particular, intimate relationships with flowers, microscopically getting down to their level, pistil and stamen, hairs and antenna, movement and light. Most flowers have sex and procreate by bee pollination, while bees eat nectar and feed pollen to their young, and we benefit from all of it in the form of food and a biodiverse planet filled with flowers, plants and all creatures big and small, especially small. Bees are not the only pollinators, but they are extremely important ones. While this might actually be a honeybee, albeit a very dark one, I’m not talking honeybees, y’all. I’m talking native bees.
Get woke!” -Shawn Hall
We’re thrilled to have Shawn included in our current exhibition! Her work is powerful and poignant. Please stop by during open hours of 11-3 Tues through Saturday of DM for additional info.
Picked cranberries this afternoon with a dear friend and my daughter in a beautiful tucked away spot. Something as simple as gathering wild foods can be so grounding and joyful. Also, gratitude: every single one of these berries, brought to us by a bee. Thank you to the pollinators!
Insect hotel! By providing food and water in your garden, you can encourage #nativebees to visit. By making them a #beehotel you can encourage them to stay!
There are more than 1500 species of native bees in Australia and they play an important environmental role #pollinating plants. Different species of bee have different housing requirements, so make sure your #insecthotel has a variety of materials. #ecology#nature#bee #🐝
Went checking our bees last week, they’re on the last of the local canola. But it’s been so dry this year, there isn’t much nectar for our bees to collect and so they’re foraging along the roadside. Not something we usually see this time of year.
After one failed relationship after another, Rupert finds himself on Tinder for the first time. “Ladies, your time has come. I’m just a lonely, web spinning arachnid in search of a beguiling companion. I enjoy molting, pollinating plants, and recycling dead animals. I’m just an old fashion kind of spider and get simple pleasures from seeing your eight eyes light up when I present you with a dead fly.