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