30bee) Female Pantaloon Bee

195 GBP

The beautiful Female Pantaloon Bee or Dasypoda hirtipes, so full of character. This one is 2x actual size. There's one or two great film on YouTube about this bee who burrows to make her nest. For the FIFTY BEES exhibition, Nina Gronw-lewis made a companion piece. "The female Pantaloon bee has hairy legs with which to clear its burrow of sand grains." To make this piece, I needle felted wool and sculpted it into a vintage gramophone needle tin. I then used embroidery thread, gold leaf and beads to completed the piece.

Thank you for your interest in this piece - all sales go to support the continuing journey of the FIFTY BEES project. Please contact me should you wish to consider breaking the cost down into 2 or 3 more manageable payments.

47mm x 34mm x 9mm