In an effort to spice up consciousness in regards to the plight of the widespread-or-backyard honey bee, New York-based artist Matt Willey based mostly the Good of the Hive Initiative, an formidable problem to personally paint 50,000 bees in murals everywhere in the world. The amount itself isn’t arbitrary, it takes about that many bees to take care of a healthful beehive. To date Willey has completed 7 murals along with an enormous piece on the Burt’s Bees headquarters, and he retains meticulous notes in regards to the number of bees in each bit which he shares on his website.
For extra info you probably can study an interview with the artist on the Coronary heart for Individuals and Nature site, and observe his progress on Instagram. And for additional bee-centric murals, moreover attempt London-based artist Louis Masai Michel’s associated Save the Bees problem. (thnx, Laura!)