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How an Asheville Artist Is Saving the Bees

by Michael Polzella

Asheville artist and jewelry designer Ilana Fiorenza became interested in honeybees after her parents began keeping bees at home. Fascinated that a honeybee spends its entire life creating about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey, Fiorenza decided to create her “honeypot” jewelry line.

Each locally hand-blown glass piece holds the approximate amount of honey that a single honeybee can make in its lifetime. Fiorenza donates a portion of the proceeds to a local nonprofit called Bee City USA, which works to raise awareness about the decline of honeybees and helps create pollinator gardens and other bee-friendly habitats.

Amber Lawrence, S&A Communications

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