Ever since I started painting a year and a half ago I have wanted to paint these lovely little things. I wish the canvas could hold the scent and the sound that surrounds the hive. It can't. But today I set up a little prop in the backyard in hopes of capturing the light from the sun that they love so much striking there little bodies. The bees live best if the hive faces the morning sun. They get busy when the sun rays warm the hive and they settle in the evening as the sun sinks. On rainy days they stay inside. Hopefully in a few days I will have time to start a few paintings from these pictures.