Monday, July 14, 2014

A.P.'s Back Beach Bees


Watercolor - 12"x16"


My brother Allan Perry Hazel has gotten into honey bees.  He started his hives last year in the former horse yard at our family home on Sullivan's Island, SC.  He is just now having his first harvest of honey.   He and I went out to the "back beach" on the marsh near our house and photographed the sunset one afternoon recently for an image for the honey jar labels.  I painted this image and cropped and edited it to create this honey jar label.  It still has to be approved by the SC Dept of Agriculture, but we're on our way with that.
As for the honey itself - the taste is absolutely exquisite!!