Bees – Their 11th Hour

Without bees, there may be no time left for life.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Butterflies, hummingbirds & wind also pollinate, but bees do the lions’ share. Click on the next 2 images, & see bees working in all their glory.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

At first, when I saw this mural on Queen East, I thought “Gorgeous”!

Artist: Nick Sweetman 

Immediately thereupon, I wondered why the artist had a clock set at 11:00, & gears in the mural with the bees?

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Then it hit me!

Bees, & all pollinators are dying off due to pesticides & herbicides. It is their 11th hour. After discussing this with Marina Kanavaki, she made up her April’s clock read 11:00 for this post.

Artwork by: Marina Kanavaki

 On Art Towards A Happy Day Marina spreads the importance of all life on the planet. If you click on her clock, bees will fly you to its original “Diamond Four” artwork.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

So, let’s view this mural’s details from left to right.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Hello! Don’t bee afraid of me! I’m pollinating for you!

Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

There was a shadow growing across the smaller right side of the mural.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

I feel it is nature adding her own poetry. (blows up nicely)

Artist: Nick Sweetman

When I looked across the street, I saw that the clock & a bee were reflected in the windows of a library.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

I see time & the bee, melting …. fading away.

Artist: Nick Sweetman

I think that I shall never see, a mural pretty as a bee! (TY, Joyce Kilmer!)

Artist: Nick Sweetman

Pics taken by Resa – March 19, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Click on the S6 Logo & the bees will fly you to Marina’s boutique. I’ve bought tights, a clock, travel mugs & make-up bags, all with Marina’s art on them. The quality is very good. Keep an eye out for discounts & free shipping!

More bee reflections.

Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman
Artist: Nick Sweetman

56 thoughts on “Bees – Their 11th Hour

    1. Yes, the bees are huge. 😀 As far as the insect kingdom goes, I like butterflies and bees. Now if it had been a spider mural, I would still be having weird dreams.
      The clock is fab, it gives the mural its message. Lol, it took me days to figure it out.

    1. You are so welcome.
      It is a gorgeous mural, and I hope this artist’s voice reaches many. Many are speaking for the bees right now. Our buzz seems barely heard.

  1. I thought this rather sobering, Resa ~
    “They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops. That’s only the start. We may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain.”
    Many are changing their habits, choosing sustainable organic farming methods. Well done to them!
    Marina’s artworks are very special indeed; as is Nick Sweetman’s fabulous street art and the message behind it… Well done to Nick!
    xoxoxo

    1. Yes, it is sobering, Carolyn.
      Man seems to be cutting off his nose to spite his face.
      When I moved to where I live now, 17 years ago, there would be massive clouds of Monarch butterflies migrating, blocking out the sun. As years went by, the cloud of Monarchs shrank to where last year I saw 1 Monarch. It was by the milkweed bush we planted for them. It is the only place they will reproduce. I’m hoping to see 3 or 4 this year. Fingers crossed! xxoxoooxx

      1. Yes, Resa, it seems the poor Monarch Butterfly has not only the weather to contend with, plus loss of forest habitat (due to legal and illegal logging) but also its declining source of food along the migration route; as you’ve said ~ the milkweed bush. I’ve read that not all Monarchs are migratory. Just as well. Unless government take a more proactive approach, the migratory Monarchs face a harsh future!

  2. Nick’s art is pretty awesome – the bees are pollinating up a storm! Just read an article today about the importance of bees are creating homemade hideaways for the little guys. Wonderful post Resa!

    1. Thank you! I love this artist’s work. I have posted maybe…10 pieces, and they are all nature’s images, from plants and flowers to insects and animals.

  3. Awwww, Resa, this is such a wonderful find!!!! I only hope it’s not their eleventh hour and yes, that would this would mean it is ours too. His work is incredible on this… as are you, an incredible woman, full of kindness and love and I am forever grateful for all your love and support, my sweet friend.
    A huge thank you and an even bigger hug – love and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗😍😘🤗


    1. I think the post turned out great. Thank you so much dear Marina for making me a special clock. Anyway, I'm cheering for the bees!
      Love and hugs! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      😀 😀 😎 😎 ❤ ❤ 😀 😀 😎 😎 ❤ ❤ 😀 😀 😎 😎 ❤ ❤ 😀 😀 😎 😎 ❤ ❤

  4. Deeply touched by the quality of your post Resa. The fabulous art as illustrated by your wonderful photos, may someday be all that remains of the only insect responsible for food production. Look long, look hard

    1. Thank you very much, Eddie!
      It is a sad reality. This is definitely a mural with a message. The artist has done his part well. “Look long, look hard” , you took the words right out of my heart!

  5. Hi Honey 🙂
    Bee hives are big business in the USA. Hundreds are taken to mega-orchards for pollination, BUT in the last few years most hives are dead, business is now almost non-existent. It’s terrible ! 😦
    xoxoxoxo ❤ ❤

    1. OMG!!! I missed one of your comments! ❤
      It's terrible how man treats nature, as though it was his personal property.
      Of course bees don't want to be kept in semi-trucks getting hauled all over the country. It's bad enough we steal their honey, now we have little flying slaves.
      I can't continue my thoughts here, as it's too, much.
      I think it's time the planet went vegetarian.
      Much love, xoxoxo ❤

    1. So, I got to meet the Bee’s artist 5 days ago!
      Nick Sweetman is adorable. He is part of a group of Street Artists painting in the alley behind my home. I took an old wedding gown (Vera Wang) out to the alley, and one of the artists painted it for me. I hung with them for the 4 days. Today I went there, alone with the gown and took a lot of pics with the graf. It will be a least a 2 – 3 part post. I’ll probably post it early to mid May. xoxo

            1. Eventually! I’m dong a post of the Graffiti event including the gown here on GLaM. Then a post focused on the painting of the gown on Art Gowns. I didn’t make the gown, I had it in stock, but it was my idea & I’ve only taken about 300 pics so far. It would be a good filler post on Art Gowns.

    1. I agree! I’m thrilled to tell you that I met the artist. He affirmed the 11th hour. It was after I made the post. He was painting in the alley behind me.

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