11 Natural History Bee Prints
Today we have a wonderful collection of Natural History Bee Prints! Do you have a favorite winged creature? Maybe your favorite is the Bee. If so, then this collection will be perfect for you! In it, I’m offering some gorgeous Antique prints of Bees that are sure to brighten up any room in your house or office. Bees are one of the most important creatures on earth, and they deserve all the love we can give them!
Vintage Natural History Bee Prints
Here we have a circa 1840’s antique Natural History Bees Print. Above is a full size printable of Plate 27. There is a hive on a branch, and you can see parts of the honeycomb in this drawing. There are four beautiful creatures in this printable – ‘Trigona Amalthea,’ ‘Trigona Ruficrus,’ ‘Melipona Postica,’ and ‘Melipona Scutellaris.’ According to some research, they are Stingless Bees from South America. Fascinating!
As you can see, this delightful print shows three Honey Bees all buzzing around some pretty flowers! They are are similar in color, with dark bodies and tan wings. The Male is the largest on the left. The Worker is the smallest on the right. The Queen is in the middle and has very small wings compared to the size of her body. I love the contrast of the black and creamy white background with the colorful winged creatures. Lovely!
This gorgeous Bee Print comes from one of the 1840’s Natural History books in my collection! I’ve provided you with a full size Instant Art Print of Plate 20! I just love this one!! There are three different Bees shown here. Each one is colored so beautifully! The top one has blue and purple colors, and is almost iridescent. It is a Carpenter Bee named ‘Xylocopa Violacea.’ The middle one with green body and yellow wings is known as ‘Centris Grossa.’ I’ve removed the large red and green one, called ‘Centris Nobilis,’ from the background. You will find him in a section below.
Featured above is a splendid Vintage Natural History Insect Print! Presented is a marvelous black and yellow Winged Insect on a delicate plant. This print comes from a Circa 1862 British Entomology Book, but the date of the drawing is 1827. Make sure you click on it to see all of the gorgeous detail!
Old Bee Engravings
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This is an amazing early print of three large Bumble Bees! It is Plate 14 from one of my favorite books – a very old, circa 1860 Natural History Book. Notice the caption is for “Common Humble Bee.” The white background is yummy with aged areas. Of course this would be fabulous just framed, but I think it would be wonderful to use this in a garden themed project.
Natural History Bee Prints
Pictured above is a fabulous Circa 1843 Natural History Print! The print shows various types of Insects, especially Bees and Wasps along with their nests and hives. I’ve created a High Resolution Instant Art print that you can download, print, and frame.
Isolated Bee Images
Above is a gorgeous red and green Bee. I have removed this fellow from its background print, which is in the top section earlier in this post. His body is mostly dark green and the tail section is bright red. The wings have hints of pink in them. Perhaps you could use it on a Christmas project.
Featured here is a Male Honey Bee. He has been removed from the background of a lovely print on a white background in above section. He is a quite large fellow with brown and black markings and a distinctive bump on his back. I love the stripes on his tail section.
I hope you enjoyed this fabulous curated collection of Natural History Bee Prints! You might also like our 15 Bee Images – Honey and Bumble HERE!