Friday, May 23, 2008

Last Honey Bee Art Card...

I'm interested in donating the proceeds from my limited edition Last Honey Bee art card to a non profit actively researching the growing honeybee problem. I emailed the regarding my contribution but haven't heard back from them. I'm not sure if they received my email and/or took my offer seriously.

My card is for sale on Etsy for $8.00. That's a $200.00 donation if all 25 cards sell. Anyway, it's a contribution I'm willing and able to make. Each card will have a certificate of authencity on the back which is dated, numbered and signed by me and the name of the non-profit originization. My only request is that my name as the artist of this artwork is indicated on the website of the non-profit.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wow! Lots of articles on Honeybees.

Today I visited and found a wealth of information recently added to the news section.
Some magazines have recently featured articles on bees and other pollinators:

Martha Stewart Living, Homestead Magazine, and Country Living Magazines all featured articles on bees and you can find the pdf's via the link above. The National Wildlife Federation published an article on butterflies' decline as well, which can also be found on's news page link above.

Are there any events for Pollinator Week this year (June 22-28, 2008) scheduled in your area?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What some of our team members are doing to help the bees!

OSSMedicineJewelry is making a documentary film on the vanishing of the bees.

She uses her creativity to help raise funds for creating her film!

She honors all creatures and makes jewelry out of bones, horns, fossils and stones.
All of her sales go toward the making of her film about the vanishing honeybees.


WeirdBugLady has created these BEEutiful bee pins!

25% of sales of these pins will be donated to the making of the documentary Vanishing of the Bees. Check out the website here:
Make a fashion statement and help save the honey bees!

Also if you're going to be in the Ballston Lake, NY area on May 17/18, be sure to check out her display at the
Lakeside Farms Arts & Crafts Fair!


lepetitmonstre has created this Queen Bee print of an original Le Petit Monstre collage.

All proceeds from this print will go to help fund the documentary,
The Vanishing of the Bees.
And if you love Queen Bee but the colors are not quite right, you can request any background color! How cool is that!?


BaRbaRaGIOrDaNoArt has created this art piece in response to CCD and help to bring about awareness.

This is a limited edition of only 25 prints. Each print has a certificate of authencity, signed, numbered and dated. The orignal work was created using professional colored pencils and acid free inks and markers.


OneHoney is part of is an urban beekeeping cooperative in Chicago with 100 hives (chemical free!!) and 37 members. Their work is supported entirely through sales of their products. They provide job training opportunities for hard to employ people in Chicago and sell their honey and products at Farmers Markets here. Visit their shop for some great beeswax and honey products!


Check out BrooklynBee's blog for some Bee related themes and news: !


samanthasartstudio's shop is donating $10 from each 8x10 print (and a few others) she sells to and the North American Pollinator Partnership Campaign.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Far Out! Our team is under way.

Welcome the blog of Etsy's team: Etsy Honeybee Helpers. Our group of crafters and artists joined together as a bee-loving team with multiple goals in mind:
  • Bring awareness to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the importance of honey bees
  • Raise money for honey bee research charities and CCD awareness campaigns
  • Educate others who want to help honey bees
Our team may launch a Team Store... but in the mean time, some of our members are already donating proceeds from some of their hand crafted items to honey bee research.

Things you can do to help the bees:
  1. Support your local bee keepers! Click HERE to find local honey near you. And if, for some reason, eating heaps of it with a spoon isn't what you had in mind, THIS is a good place to find some recipes!
  2. If you have a yard, plant lots of flowers and try to keep an area of native flowers growing, too. Also, don't use pesticides and chemicals on your yard. If you must, try to wait until the evening around dusk- when the bees have gone to bed. If you don't have a yard, maybe it's time to try some guerilla gardening!
  3. Speaking of pesticides and chemicals, try to buy organic when you can. The less pesticides being thrown around, the better the air is for the bees.
  4. Tell your friends and family (or the guy next to you on the bus, or the person behind you at the grocery store, or anyone who's willing to listen?) about CCD and how important it is to help the bees- share these tips :)

If you wish to BEEcome a member of this team, you must be an Etsy member since this is an Etsy team. Convo samanthasartstudio on Etsy.