'Cornish Black Bee' Giclée print
Inspired by the B4 Project which is a Community Interest Company representing a group of beekeepers whose aim is to protect the UK’s native honey bee, Apis mellifera mellifera. The purpose of the B4 Project is to conserve, protect and increase the population of Apis mellifera mellifera, the European Dark Honey Bee, by the fusion of science and beekeeping. It is estimated that the bee population in Britain has declined by a third since 2007 and the number of honeybee colonies has dropped by 75% in the last century. The B4 project hopes to help reverse this decline with a combination of conservation initiatives including making local near-native bees more available. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the B4 Project runs education programmes with Paignton Zoo, Eden, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Paradise Park in Hayle, as well as working with the local beekeeping community.
- Mounted, wrapped and individually signed Giclée print on archival quality 315gsm soft textured paper, made from an original painting by myself. The overall size of this mounted print is 5 x 6 inches. This print is an open edition.
This print is also available in a larger size.
I use only recyclable and biodegradable materials for posting, even down to my packing tape! All of my art cards are sent in glassine paper sleeves which are 100% recyclable. However, all of my Giclée prints are protected by a plastic cellophane wrap for which there is no clear, acid-free and biodegradable alternative at this time. Once it has served its purpose, please dispose of the cellophane wrap responsibly. Thank you.
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