Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Found Art: Honeycomb (March 30, 2010)

At the Santa Rosa Farmers Market this week one of the beekeepers brought in some comb that a swarm of bees made in one of his hive boxes last year. It was like a sculpture or an architectural model. Something made me think of Gaudi and Barcelona--where I plan to be this summer.

Notice the two different sizes of cells. The smaller cells in the front are ordinary brood cells, used to raise worker bees and also to store honey and pollen. The larger cells at the back are drawn for raising drones. Drone (male) bees are considerably bigger than worker (female) bees. Found art. Beautiful.

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