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Blue Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia Lignaria Linocut - Pollinator Bee Biodiversity Print Collection Lino Block Print

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This is an important local bee, Osmia Lignaria, known as the orchard mason bee, or blue orchard bee, in a lino block print on Japanese kozo (mulberry) paper with gorgeous, irridecent, translucent non-woven blue and gossamer-like white silk tissue washi chine collé (collaged fine Japanese paper). Each print is 20.3 cm (8 inches) square.

We think of bees as living in hives, but these bees live in reeds or natural holes which they divide into chambers with mud walls. We also tend to picture yellow and black stripes, but this small bee is blue to blue-green. Osmia Lignaria is a common species used for early spring fruit bloom in Canada and the United States, though a number of species of other Osmia are cultured for use in pollination. Bee keepers often make collections of paper tubes of wooden 'bee condos' in which these useful bees can make their nests.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(373)
Reviewed by Katie Nush
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 19, 2018
its beautiful! very cute and packed well, somehow arrived slightly creased in the middle? I love it nonetheless
Tapir Baby Linocut - Black and White Block Printed Animal - Cute Baby Malayan Tapir Lino Block Print

Reviewed by siobhancooke
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 2, 2018
The print/collage was beautiful and exactly as shown.
Ground Pangolin III Linocut on Collaged Japanese Papers - Hand-printed image of the scaly mammal

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Blue Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia Lignaria Linocut - Pollinator Bee Biodiversity Print Collection Lino Block Print

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 8 Inches
  • Width: 8 Inches
  • Materials: linoleum, paper, ink, japanese kozo paper, washi, japanese handmade tissues
  • Feedback: 373 reviews
  • Favorited by: 131 people
  • Gift wrapping and message available
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