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For the Good of the Hive


Matt Willey/The Good of the Hive

Matt Willey/The Good of the Hive

This is the lovely work of muralist/bee lover Matt Willey, who pledged to personally paint 50,000 endangered honey bees in 50 murals around the world. 50,000 is roughly the number of bees needed to sustain a healthy beehive. Willey founded the organization known as The Good of the Hive, which raises awareness about the current struggle and population decline of honeybees while celebrating their incredible behaviors.

Willey describes painting as being “a little magical,” and that’s certainly true of his bees. The video below is of the process of creating the mural for the Burt’s Bees headquarters in North Carolina.

If you’d like to help Willey’s efforts on behalf of the bees, go to his little online shop. There’s prints and tshirts, and even a hand-painted skateboard deck, and proceeds to go help save the bees.

All photos the property of Matt Willey/The Good of the Hive.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

22 thoughts on “For the Good of the Hive

  1. Not nearly enough people understand that bees really are important. From producing honey to pollinating flowers & crops.

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  2. This is incredibly cool. I’m off to go order something!

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  3. Wow just great. So glad I saw this.

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  4. Fascinating…and fabulous. Thanks for posting.

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  5. As a bee keeper, I just love this. Spring this year I put some bees into an observation hive where they have built completely natural comb and I can’t do anything to interfere with them.

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