“Bees and Blooms,” a new photography exhibit at Tryon Palace, celebrates the art of nature, and the beauty and wonder of bees and their relationship with blooms.
The new exhibit opened Tuesday in the Cannon Gallery in North Carolina History Center in New Bern and closes Aug. 28.
The collection by photographer and beekeeper Deana B. Marion features large images of colorful bees and blooms. The large glossy metal and metallic canvas prints use high-definition photographic imaging to enhance the details, depth of field and background illumination.
Marion began studying macrophotography in 2002. Since 2010, she has specialized in photographing bees on blooms in detail, taken from only several inches away.
The plight of pollinators, their value to food supply, and the causes for their declining population have received national attention. Honeybee pollination is responsible for one-third of the country’s food and nearly $20 billion in value to agricultural crops each year, officials said. Having witnessed the alarming population decline of pollinators firsthand, Marion understands the importance of these issues.
The North Carolina History Center at 529 S. Front St., New Bern is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit www.tryonpalace.org or call 252 639-3500.