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Monthly Feature Challenge: BEES

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 1, 2017, 5:05 AM

:bulletpink: Did you think this month was going to be earth or air?! Aha! That wouldn't be much of a challenge if you were all ready for it, would it? :lol: This month I'm switching us to bees! Especially with a highlight to honey bees. Bees have a serious population problem right now and without the bees all us humans are gunna go kaput so! Yeah! Let's show some bee love!

I'd like to take this moment to ping Cassy-Blue who loves bugs more than anyone else I know. Also because if I make a mistake here she'll be able to correct me. :lol: Bees are highly sociable creatures, doing little dances to communicate. The females are the workers, leaving the hive to collect the honey, do the spying, take on a ton of duties, and generally be WARRIORS. The males stay in the hive to take care of the Queen, keep things clean, and are totally kicked out to die in the winter when the rest of the hive doesn't need them. While honey is an awesome byproduct for us humans when it comes to honeybees, the most important thing to me is the actual pollination service that they provide for us. Here in the USA, one third of all agriculture comes from pollinators (like bees!). You can see an obvious problem there if we suddenly had a third less food, especially since the US exports almost 150 billion USD worth of it. (And wastes half.)

This story is unrelated but I wanted to share it with you.
My mom has a pair of jackrabbits in the back of our property that she's been spying on with binoculars for the past two seasons. She's not really sure if they're the same rabbits, but they're in the same spot, so there you go. She's fondly named them Flopsy and Mopsy, and she tells me with a great big smile and an extra high-pitch voice of excitement about how Mopsy wakes up in the morning, rises onto her back legs to face the sun and warm her belly, then roll around on her back in the dirt and take a bath. Apparently, she steps on her long ears to keep them still during bathtime.

Your challenge is:
  • Take your own craft and make something bee related!
    • La la la la It must be submitted to DA after this journal to count!
    • Honey is acceptable.
    • Wasps are okay, but I would prefer BEES!
  • Comment here with a thumb/link so that I don't miss it.
  • Even if you aren't an artisan feel free to participate!
    • Yes!! Bring me drawings!! Bring me photos! Bring me stories! I don't care what your medium is. La la la la
At the end of the month I'll feature all your new Buzz-Buzz pieces in a new journal. :squee:
Queen Bee by Mattsma Queen of the Soul Bees by HezaChan Beehive Cake by ArteDiAmore CAM Bee Girl by Armeleia Refreasee honey by vericone Bea the Bee by temperance Bee My Valentine by byrdldy Honey. by cupcake-rufflebutt Bee Cell Phone Charm by SparkleMeHappy Ness (Bee) Amiibo by Amandkyo-Su Fantasy Bee Trio by fairiesandfancies Delphi - resin bangle. by kerinewton Beaded bee brooch by Weaverbirdstore Vespiquen by PlaidCushion DROP OF HONEY by KL-WireDream Honey Cake with Almonds by allim-lip Pokemon: Ribombee by sugarstitch Fairy and Bee Candle Holder by Bonniemarie Honeycomb and Bee Wall Clock by MasonBee Bee Wings Copper Back by FaeryAzarelle Bumble Bee Patch  by FlawlessRose Bumble Bee Mousse by cakecrumbs TPS: Bumble Bee Meowchi Plush by MoogleGurl Beedrill by rcdog Bumblebee Mittens by Mimi-Mushroom New chibi-bees by Akiko-s-World Pinkymon: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill by lonelysouthpaw Making a Home by RekamiStworzone Bee pendant in gold by fairyfrog HUGE BEES by Magweno Bee Catchers Necklace by hrekkjavakaastarkort Bee Mobile by zabzze Blue Carpenter Bee Art Doll by BeeZee-Art Honey bee costume by Crystumes

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Pinky
:rose: My Catalog :rose:
Need To Post
> Mom's Apron
> 3D Shoe Collab with TZ2
> Monogram Brazilian Embroidery Clean
> White/Pink/Black Split Skirt Bead Dress
> Floral Long Layered Bead Dress
Currently Working On
> Chicken XStitch
> Chocolate Brazilian Embroidery
> Hannah-Alexander Mucha Princesses, Set 6
> Callupish set of Owls, Set of 4 (Stitched)
Upcoming Projects
> Green/Copper Bead dress
> Blue/Silver Bead dress
> Blue Star Trek Bead dress
> Gold Star Trek Bead dress
> Barbie Bead dress prototypes (second draft)
> Related: Barbie Bead dress for Mattsma
> Peach Barbie dress (cloth)
> Rose Brazilian Embroidery
> Awesome beaded cake kit by Katie Dean


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:iconink-heavy:
Ink-Heavy Featured By Owner 1 day ago
not the best, the busy bee but i wanted to add to this months 
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:iconmr-pink-rose:
Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Here's two more from me:
fav.me/dbdn2do
fav.me/dbdn6j1
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:iconfeynaskydancer:
FeynaSkydancer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
.: Free Bee Bullet:. Here's mine...fav.me/dbd7i7r
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Got you!
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:iconrukuha-san:
Rukuha-san Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
yellow fuchsia plasticine bee by Rukuha-san Little plasticine bee :bee: 
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Got it! :love:
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:iconrheavaruna:
RheaVaruna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Will this work?

Big Bumblebee by RheaVaruna
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
It would've, but for the challenge I need it to be new for June. :)
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:iconrheavaruna:
RheaVaruna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Drat. :/ Okay. I will stay tuned for the next one. Thanks!
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:iconmr-pink-rose:
Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Hope this qualifies: fav.me/dbc50pe
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Got it!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't mind at all. :love: Thanks for entering!
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
You are very welcome :)
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:icondomeliz12:
domeliz12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have two entries for the challenge hope you like them:

Needle Felted Bee Hive by domeliz12

Needle Felted Bee Hive by domeliz12

Thank you!
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Got it!
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:iconbluediscord:
bluediscord Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just created (and listed!) salmon heart bullet 
Hope you like my bee and honey-inspired scythe!

[For Sale] Honey Bee's Scythe by bluediscord
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Got it, thank you blue! :love:
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:iconbluediscord:
bluediscord Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice feature idea. I have something, even rather new, with bees:

Full of Joy into New Life by Malintra-Shadowmoon
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: That's such a nice shot! I need it to be new to this month of June for me to feature it though. :)
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yes, I have seen my mistake. It is already four months old :D
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:iconbyrdldy:
byrdldy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Thank you so much for the feature!  :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconfairiesandfancies:
fairiesandfancies Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the feature. 💕
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconzabzze:
zabzze Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the feature! 😍
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconslothgirlart:
Slothgirlart Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know bees are important and all... but I'd be really happy if they stayed far away from me. ^^; I'm terrified of bees.
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lol: I totally feel you. They're very nice, over there, doing their bee thing, and not near me please, thank you!
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:iconwass0990:
wass0990 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
This sounds lovely :)
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:iconpinkythepink:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la: I hope you'll be able to enter!
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