Queen Retinue

Queen Retinue

This mixed media collage is part of a honeybee collection completed in 2023 inspired of my latest hobby – beekeeping!  Everyone believes that the queen bee is the boss of the hive.  And in many ways, this is true.  She maintains the colony by continuously laying eggs and creating a united family with her pheromones.  In turn, worker bees support her with a constantly rotating retinue of caretakers cleaning, feeding, and spreading her pheromones throughout the colony.  However, if the workers sense that the queen is failing, they will rear a new queen to replace her. Each bee knows she is part of a larger organism – the colony. When she cares for her sisters, she cares for herself. Bees teach us that “When women support each other, incredible things can happen.”


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All of my cards and prints are printed on high quality, 100% post-consumer recycled, white, matte cardstock with archival ink.


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