2019 Beauty of the Bee Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our TOP WINNERS (see below): Steve Kuzma, Jennifer DiFrancesco and Jake Jackson! Congratulations also to our amazing Honorable Mentions (see below): Kent Morley, Jolene Liday and Sarah Maks!

1) Steve Kuzma, No title

Tell our leaders why it’s so important to save bees now (briefly).
“Pollinators are of bedrock importance to our ecosystem. Protecting bees is a common sense priority for our world going forward.”

 

2) Jennifer DiFrancesco, “Pollen Party Animal

Tell our leaders why it’s so important to save bees now (briefly).
“As great pollinators, it has always been important to protect our bees. Our food system greatly relies on pollination- mainly from bees. They help ensure our food security, maintain biodiversity and ecosystems.”

 

3) Edward “Jake” Jackson, Nectar Awaits

Tell our leaders why it’s so important to save bees now (briefly).
“Bees are one of many species that usually fall by the wayside because humans are not aware of their importance in the “Big Picture”. Our leaders need to get on board and learn about bees, so they can help to educate the general population. After all, bees are busy pollinating a vast majority of plants and food crops. We’d all be lost without them! Thirty to forty honey bees have been busy in my backyard these past two weeks.”



Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention 1:  Kent Morley, No title

Tell our leaders why it’s so important to save bees now (briefly).
“I’m not sure we can even accurately predict the severe consequences of the domino effect we put in motion by making it difficult for bees to thrive. Because we have the knowledge and ability to help these wonderful creatures that fill us with wonder, we should feel a moral mandate to act.”

Honorable Mention 2: Jolene Liday, “CannaBee

Tell our leaders why it’s so important to save bees now (briefly). 
“Protect the fundamentals of all life on our planet by protecting the bees! My yard is filled with bee friendly plants! We let the clover grow, and dandelions too. Thank you beyond toxic for all you do for the bees and all of us!”

Honorable Mention 3: Sarah Maks, Bee butt

Tell our leaders why it’s so important to save bees now (briefly). 
“It is important to protect bees for the future of all of our plants and food to survive. Without bees we have nothing.”


Director’s Choice Award: Dick LaForge, “Sharing an apple with an Italian honeybee

Tell our leaders why it’s so important to save bees now (briefly).
“We have made a bargain with the Honeybee. They help us and we help them. Out of respect, and self-interest, we need to live up to this.”

WINNER OF MOST APPRECIATED ON FACEBOOK

Jolene Liday, “CannaBee” (also an Honorable Mention!)


Thanks to kind support from Velo Bed and Breakfast , Broadway MetroBallet Fantastique and Queen Bee Tattoo and Salon!