Well, I was going to return to the subject of the economics of embroidering bees but am too distracted by the wisteria getting into high gear; one day I was out admiring it when in buzzed the biggest most dignified bumblebee I've ever seen. He considered the buds from all angles, and then buzzed off, apparently thinking they weren't quite ready for his pollen collection. Alas, my camera was elsewhere, so I decided to immortalize him by embroidery. He was lots shinier and more commanding than this, but perhaps you can add those qualities with imagination.
Here also is the bigger square I made out of the smaller squares in the last post.
I want to add some fabric weaving around the outside of this inspired by Judes's work at Spirit Cloth, perhaps using the gauzy cloth on the very left.
Lastly, one more bee item! My favorite socks.