Research the current issues surrounding the bee colony collapse. Choosing three different bees from the list of common bees currently being studied. Complete two realistic drawing of each bee on a full sheet of paper in your sketchbook clarifying distinguishing characteristics.
Using tracing paper create a black and white design version of one of your bee drawings (about 8″ x 5″). The bee will be a design version in shapes. Transfer to stencil and cut out stencil with x-acto knife. Transfer stencil to silkscreen.
Print a bee (your bee if possible) in all of the following places; front and back outside cover of your sketchbook. (poster ink); on paper provided (poster ink); and “Bee Banner” (textile ink).
Write a one page essay describing your hypothesis for the cause of the bee collapse. Include two sources supporting your point of view within your discussion. email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the project.
Photo caption:The Pine cone bee (Coelioxys lanceolata), Marsham’s nomad bee (Nomada marshamella) Mason bee (Osmia maritima) and the gipsy rose bee (Andrena hattorfiana) (Photo: Arnstein Staverløkk/NINA)