Back to Top

Funeral For the Honey Bee

“Funeral For the Honey Bee” is a hand-pulled screenprint based on a poem that I wrote from the perspective of the worker honey bees (female bees) suffering from colony collapse disorder. There are two options, one is an edition of 10 on tan cotton rag paper, and one is an edition of 2 on tan bristol paper. Please specify if you have a choice between the two or we will choose.

Here is an excerpt:

“Poison in the pollen is poison in my
colony. Honey, was your breakfast sweet?
I’m not feeling too well today. Honey, as the poison

spreads from body to hive, the women are
always the first to go.
I close my wings and hit

the ground. I open my wings
and my colony drops dead. I close my wings
and every flower at my funeral begins to grieve…”

– The Last Words From The Honey Bees, Jess X Chen