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Melissodes Bee Linocut - Handprinted Fuzzy Bee - Bee Biodiversity Print Collection

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Melissodes Bee Linocut - Handprinted Fuzzy Bee - Bee Biodiversity Print Collection

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 15.6 Centimeters
  • Width: 21 Centimeters
  • Materials: linoleum, paper, ink, japanese kozo paper, washi
  • Favorited by: 125 people
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This is a linocut with two sorts of (collaged) chine collé papers (pale yellow body and translucent paper with foil inclusions for the wings) on Japanese kozo (or mulberry), 8.25" by 6.125" or 21 cm by 15.6 cm. There are 18 prints in the edition. I used the two coloured papers to try to replicate the insect's lovely pale yellow body and translucent wings.

Meet a bee which is native to this part of the world (the new world, or western hemisphere). This is the Melissodes, or Long-horned bee. These are small to medium sized bees, ranging from 7.5 to 18 mm long (0.3 to 0.71 inches). They are robust with fuzzy yellow hairs and conspicuous hairy legs. When you look at an enlarged photo of a Melissodes their hairy legs remind me of a sheepdog. The front part of the female's face is usually yellow. Like most bees in the tribe Eucerini, males have long antennae. Males are long-bodied, while females have short antennae and are round-bodied. This print shows a female. These are solitary bees and live in individual nests rather than hives.

The frame is not included with this listing, but I would be happy to set up a custom order for a framed version. Just contact me!

You can find more hand printed bees here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/minouette/search?search_query=bee
This is a linocut with two sorts of (collaged) chine collé papers (pale yellow body and translucent paper with foil inclusions for the wings) on Japanese kozo (or mulberry), 8.25" by 6.125" or 21 cm by 15.6 cm. There are 18 prints in the edition. I used the two coloured papers to try to replicate the insect's lovely pale yellow body and translucent wings.

Meet a bee which is native to this part of the world (the new world, or western hemisphere). This is the Melissodes, or Long-horned bee. These are small to medium sized bees, ranging from 7.5 to 18 mm long (0.3 to 0.71 inches). They are robust with fuzzy yellow hairs and conspicuous hairy legs. When you look at an enlarged photo of a Melissodes their hairy legs remind me of a sheepdog. The front part of the female's face is usually yellow. Like most bees in the tribe Eucerini, males have long antennae. Males are long-bodied, while females have short antennae and are round-bodied. This print shows a female. These are solitary bees and live in individual nests rather than hives.

The frame is not included with this listing, but I would be happy to set up a custom order for a framed version. Just contact me!

You can find more hand printed bees here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/minouette/search?search_query=bee

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