|How doth the little bee|
improve each shining hour
And gather honey all the day
from every opening flower
Honey bees have been dying off since 2006, due to climatic conditions and pesticides. They are important not only for the production of honey (down by 50% in Italy), but also for the cross pollination and reproduction of wild plants and agricultural crops. I't's not for nothing that bees are used as indicators of enviromental pollution.
My sketch is in Derwent tinted charcoal pencils.... I went to the art shop just for some paper and came out with a set of them, so how did that happen?