World Bee Day and the Punch Needle Art of Michelle Palmer

The UN designated May 20th as World Bee Day. Let’s bring awareness to this cause by stitching on a Michelle Palmer punch needle design.

This May 20, 2021 is the fourth observance of World Bee Day as recognized by the United Nations. The day was picked because it’s the birthday of Anton Janša of Slovenia who modernized beekeeping in the 18th century.

“The event will call for global cooperation and solidarity to counter the threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to food security and agricultural livelihoods alongside prioritizing environmental regeneration and pollinator protection. It will be an occasion to raise awareness of how everyone can make a difference to support, restore and enhance the role of pollinators.”

Certainly stitching is all well and good, but we can also look at the website for UN Bee Day Observance and that of WorldBeeDay.org on what we can do as individuals to aid in the preservation of bees and other pollinators.

Michelle Palmer is a pen and ink illustrator, punch needle and rug hooking designer. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Flow Blue Design Flowers Bee Skeps Hives Honeybee Punch Needle by Michelle Palmer

Michelle has about 20 sweet and colorful punch needle designs of bees, hives, and skeps.

Michelle Palmer Etsy shop

Today I learned that a skep is a straw or wicker beehive.

Bee grateful. For more beautiful and inspiring designs, you can always head to the top of Frogging News and select Punch Needle from the main menu. Then look for Shop Patterns.

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