Beauty of The Bee Photography Exhibit

Our “Beauty of The Bee” Photo Exhibit is scheduled for display at Noisette Pastry Kitchen in downtown Eugene, Oregon for the month of April.

The photos feautured in the exhibit are derived from the winners of the 2013 “Imagining a World Beyond Toxics” PHOTO CONTEST (see below)

The “Beauty of The Bee” Photo Exhibit was created for the purpose of raising awareness of both the true, hidden beauty of bees in our natural world AND the threats to their survival posed by the continued use of a class of pesticides called “neonicotinoids.” The photos used in the traveling exhibit were chosen from the winners and other remarkable entries from the 2013 “Imagining a World Beyond Toxics” photo contest, organized and judged by Beyond Toxics, an Oregon environmental health non-profit based in Eugene.

Since the end of that contest in early October last year, the exhibit has been displayed in many varied locations, including the state capitol building in Salem, Townshend’s Eugene Tea House in downtown Eugene, The Kiva grocery store and the Corvallis Public Library.

Funding for professional printing and mounting provided by The Kiva and the McKenzie Fund.

Beyond Toxics, an Oregon non-profit, has worked to guarantee environmental protections and health for all communities and residents since 2000. We expose root causes of toxic pollution, health inequities and help communities find effective, lasting solutions.

The KivaThank you, The Kiva, Eugene’s Downtown Grocery Store for sponsoring our “Beauty of the Bee” Photo Display. (Contact us if you’d like to show this exhibit in your location.)

 

FIRST PLACE

"The Measure of a Bee" by Autumn Steam

“The Measure of a Bee” by Autumn Steam

Photo by Autumn Steam

Why is it important to save our bees?
Autumn: Bees help pollinate the food we eat, but beyond that, they are simply amazing creatures and we need to save them.

SECOND PLACE

"Bee and Borage" by Catia Juliana

“Bee and Borage” by Catia Juliana

Photo by Catia Juliana
Why is it important to save our bees?
Catia: Healthy gardens need healthy bees. We need protection for our pollinators.

THIRD PLACE

Bee on white bean flower by Judit Covarrubias Garcia

Bee on white bean flower by Judit Covarrubias Garcia

Photo by Judit Covarrubias Garcia
Why is it important to save our bees?
Judit: Bees may seem like just another insect, or some cartoon on a box of cereal… but these little creatures are in fact vital instruments in the propagation of life. Without bees pollinating our world we would soon be left with a minimal vestige of life as we know it.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

"Honey I'm Working, I'll Be Home Soon" by Don Schwartz

“Honey I’m Working, I’ll Be Home Soon” by Don Schwartz

Photo by Don Schwartz
Why is it important to save our bees?
Don: Bees are integral and vital to all plant life in our world.

"Honey Bee and American Lotus Blossom" by Michael McCaffrey

“Honey Bee and American Lotus Blossom” by Michael McCaffrey

Photo by Michael McCaffrey
Why is it important to save our bees?
Michael: Areas of China were cavalier about using pesticides and now bee-less, humans have to pollinate crops by hand!

 



Director’s Choice (a favorite of our Executive Director, Lisa Arkin)

"Bee seeing you!" by Marie Sweeten

“Bee seeing you!” by Marie Sweeten

Photo by Marie Sweeten
Why is it important to save our bees?
Marie: So that we can continue to eat!

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MORE…

Photo by Dylan Byrnes

Photo by Dylan Byrnes

Photo by Dylan Byrnes
Title: Bee on Purple Flower
Why is it important to save our bees?
Bees are not only amazing creatures, but essential to the health of our planetary ecosystem.

Photo by Rachel Kinsey

Photo by Rachel Kinsey

Photo by Rachel Kinsey
Title: Flower Power Busy Bee
Why is it important to save our bees?
We, as humans are responsible for preserving our earth and respecting, and protecting it’s occupants.

Photo by Cole Keister

Photo by Cole Keister

Photo by Cole Keister
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Why is it important to save our bees?
Bees are a very important part of our ecosystem. Without them, many of the plants and flowers we love, would disappear.

Photo by Catherine Nahas

Photo by Catherine Nahas

Photo by Catherine Nahas
Title: Honey bee and milkweed
Why is it important to save our bees?
Bees are important pollinators, all crops including food depend on them.

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Photo by Katie Montgomery

Photo by Katie Montgomery
Title: Bee and Sweet Pea
Why is it important to save our bees?
The gifts of the bees are countless. By protecting these pollinators we are supporting the biodiversity of the Earth.

Photo by Nichole Shipman

Photo by Nichole Shipman

Photo by Nichole Shipman
Title: The Circle of Life
Why is it important to save our bees?
Currently, bees are murdered by pesticides. Without them, they wont pollinate and it’s all part of the circle of life.

Photo by Ingrid Wendt

Photo by Ingrid Wendt

Photo by Ingrid Wendt
Title: Bee in My Flowerbox Asters
Why is it important to save our bees?
The future of all that blooms depends upon the survival of bees. Think of a future with no apples. It’s in your hands.

Photo by Todd McNally

Photo by Todd McNally

Photo by Todd McNally
Title: Bee on milkweed.
Why is it important to save our bees?
Putting it simply bees are essential to all life and its our responsibility to protect them. Period.

Photo by Joan Budai

Photo by Joan Budai

Photo by Joan Budai
Title: Bumble Bee on Swamp Milkweed
Why is it important to save our bees?
Pollination is essential to maintain a healthy planet and bees are indispensable pollinators! Ban neonicotinoids!

Photo by Rebecca Finley

Photo by Rebecca Finley

Photo by Rebecca Finley
Title: Another day at the office
Why is it important to save our bees?
Bees are vital to our system of agriculture, and their byproducts have unique dietary benefits and medicinal properties.

Photo by Jessica Masterson

Photo by Jessica Masterson

Photo by Jessica Masterson
Title: Happy Bee on Pink Zinnia in Southern Florida
Why is it important to save our bees?
They are essential to our pollinating plants.


More about the origins of the 2013 photo contest