Limited edition of 15”x22.5”black and white screen prints of this are available at the Justseeds Collective store!  

"Funeral for the Honey Bee" by Jess X Chen

Scratchboard / Screenprint | 14”x19”

"       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 mourns for me.” 

- excerpt from The Last Words of the Honey Bees , a poem from my recent chapbook of poetry: From The Earthworm To The Night

Did you know all worker bees are women?

Watch this ted talk by bee researcher, Martha Spivak to learn more about colony collapse disorder.