|Baker, Bevans & Irwin (1814-1838) 5 inch child's plate/The verse is from Divine Songs for Children by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)|
I recently read an article about the importance of and danger to the world's bees. It was actually a petition to save the bees on the website Move On. The petition begins with the sentence: Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Important animals.
|Photos from Greenpeace International|
I thought I would look at transferware patterns that focus on bees. I have already written about The Beemaster pattern, but found others. The pattern below says it all!
|J. & G. Meakin (1851-2004) Benjamin Franklin's Maxim: A Dead Bee Maketh No Honey|
|Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846) Beehive and Cottage pattern/Notice the border of alternating strawberry plants and gooseberries (dependent on bees!)|
|Ralph Stevenson & Williams (1825-1827) Beehive and Vases platter/Flowers and bees go together|
|Bee in my garden/Notice the bumblebee on the purple plant on the right. Such a dear face. The pink flower on the left is a penstemon. The purple flowered plant is a volunteer.|
|Carpenter Bee on a Salvia plant|
|Honeybee on lavender|