bees in art

Imagine the lucky colony that lives here!

I just love it when people go crazy with their hive design or decoration. This Layens hive was painted by Michele Levani of Charleston, South Carolina. She explains:

I’m a professional artist and muralist. A client just hired me to paint a scene on one of his hives. This is my first time working with a bee hive.…I used a low VOC exterior paint/primer and tinted the colors myself. I then sealed it with a zero VOC acrylic polyurethane in a semi-gloss.”

Michele also said that the bee hive was one of the most enjoyable things that she has ever painted. Well, in that case, I’m sure we could dig up some more hives for her painting enjoyment!

You can see more of Michele’s art on her Facebook page, including other shots of the hive.

It will be a lucky colony indeed that lives within these muraled walls! The painting show honey bees and flowers in orange, yellow, and purple.

It will be a lucky colony indeed that lives within these muraled walls! Photo and art © Michele Levani.

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