Art: Bee Time
The exhibition Wild Bees features exquisite color photographs of native bees in their natural habitats––thru Nov 11
Photo by Paula Sharp
Living a solitary life that belies the common perception of a honey bee and a colony hive, wild bees are the focus of Mount Kisco photographers Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman. The couple spent more than two years documenting their habitats and lifestyles at Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills.
Through the up-close details captured by their lenses, the variety of shapes, colors, and sizes of these fuzzy pollinators comes more clearly into view. They identified more than 100 species of wild bees during their photographic explorations, extremely important to conservation efforts, as these bees pollinate many wildflowers, vegetables, and fruit trees that domesticated honey bees do not.
View their vibrant images, like this one of a Wilkes Mining Bee on Cow Vetch, at the BRUCE MUSEUM in Greenwich through November 11, 2018.