Two bee or not to bee

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drawing and computer elaboration 55x45x10 cm (LED internally lit)

Dedicated to William Shakespeare


This creation plays ‘Death and Transfiguration’ by Richard Strauss





Many of Shakespeare’s plays contain numerous references to bees and beekeeping and there are many examples which suggest that both Shakespeare and his audiences had a fair knowledge of the simple facts of the bees. And also Eva Crane, the english biologist, famous for her study of the bees, speaking about Shakespeare, wrote: “it’s suitable to remind ourselves of his awareness of bees and beekeeping.”
Therefore, his sonnet "Where the bee sucks, there suck I", taken from "The tempest", could suggest an hypothesis: 'Hamlet had no doubt ...