Honeybee

Biology

This lapel pin is inspired by the worker honeybee. Honeybees are important pollinators of agricultural crops and it is estimated that one third of our food supply is dependent on them. According to the entomologist May Berenbaum, “honeybees are in effect six-legged livestock that both manufacture agricultural commodities – honey and wax – and, more importantly, contribute agricultural services—pollination.”

The honeybee lapel pin can be purchased in my Etsy shop in polished brass, bronze and silver and in my Shapeways shop in those materials and more.

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