Original watercolor 12x12"professionally matted with archival materials.


Please Note, shipping after July 4th:

This piece is being shown at the Mutualism exhibit at the Biscayne Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center from April 13rd to July 4th. It will ship the week of July 4th.


About the painting:

2021. Florida beeeeees. They live in the ground, in sticks or in holes, and mostly live alone. These are the bees that are threatened and declining, not honeybees. Honey bees are not native the US and are harmful to native bee populations by outcompeting them for nectar resources. Interestingly this can also lead to lower crop yeilds! This image incudes the following bee species:-Centris Errans (top right - oil collecting)-Melissodes communis (middle ones)-Megachile pruina (the leafcutter)-Halictus poeyi (bottom right near the ground nest)-Augochlora pura (green on the left)-Megachile concinna (poking out of a stick nest) And the following plant species:-Saw palmetto-Blue porterweed-Leavenworth's tickseed-Florida ironweed-Spanish needles

Florida Native Bees, framed original watercolor

  • Original watercolor painting on Fabriano Artistico 300lb cold press natural paper (a warm white) 

    Matted and framed at Atlantik Art and Framing in Boca Raton

    UV protection, non-glare museum glass 

    Wire hanger on back