- My dear friend Marna was kind enough to zap these over to me. A couple years ago now, I painted this door for her front entryway. Her father was a prominent beekeeper in the area, so she asked for a bee motif. She wanted a small opening to be able to see who was at the door, so I left open 3 hexagonal spaces: the center one at average adult height, the upper one for her eldest son, who is very very tall, and the lower one to accommodate her two younger sons. The whole thing took me about thirty-something hours, over the space of a week. Because the door, like mine, couldn’t be removed, it was a battle against gravity as well as viscosity.
But what a glorious battle it was! Qapla’!
I had to check up on my insect anatomy to get the bees just right. And the stinger on the little guy below was one of those “yes!” moments when you get it just right.
These old-fashioned beehives are called “Skeps.” Not a bad Scrabble word…
and here’s a closeup of that little bee:
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