Bee Art Auction

This is your chance to own unique Bee Art!

Artists and celebrities from across the media have created wonderful bee art and bee doodles on postcards, with their signature on the back of the card – though sometimes with a clue on the front

Can you guess who is the artist of each picture?

Contributing artists and ‘doodlers’ already include Judi Dench, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Kate Humble, Alexander Armstrong, Andrew Marr, Ian McKellen, Alison Steadman, Rachel Whiteread – with more contributions arriving every day.

This on-line auction will open for bids at dawn on World Bee Day – Monday May 20.

The cards will be displayed at the Bee Garden Party on Wednesday 12 June, with the auction closing at 7.30 pm, when those with winning bids will discover the artist behind their bee picture!

The Bee Art Auction is curated for us by Artist and Bee Activist, Alex Hirtzel.



These are the wonderful people who have contributed their Bee Art in support of Bees for Development.

Norman Ackroyd
Jessica Albarn
Nicola Arkell Reed
Alexander Armstrong
Jane Asher
Katherine Bates
Ann Baxter Wright
Catherine Beale
Haidee Becker 
Jo Boulton
Kenneth Branagh
Wolfgang Buttress
Kit (Catherine) Byron Low
Guy and Lizzy Campbell
Nancy Campbell
W.D Chalmers
Kelly Chapman
Melanie Comber
Paul Copley
Roger Couche
E A Cox
Louisa Crispin
Richard Deacon
Judi Dench

Isher Dhiman
Katherine Edwards
Zoe Foster
Angela Gaffney-Smith
Lesley Gibbs
Gilbert & George
Magoo Giles 
Nicola Gooch
John Goodison

Antony Gormley
Maggie Hambling
Jenny Hammerton
Anna Harvey
Mona Hatoum
Stewart Helm
Alex Hirtzel
Ian Hislop
Caroline Holt Wilson
Diana Howorth
Kate Humble
Patrick Hughes
Amy Jackson
Sir David Jason
Felicity Jones
Cherry Kennedy
Myleene Klass
Tory Lawrence
Caroline Lees
Chris Levine
Rebecca Lingard
Maureen Lipman
Rachel Little
Patricia Low
Joanna Lumley
Andrew Marr
Jane Masojoda
Ian McKellen
Jeff McMillan
Roz Moorhouse
Claudia Moorhouse
Sally Muir
Ishbel Myerscough
Darren Neave
Hugo Nicholl

Deanne Oliveri
Jenny Packham
Anthony Paine
Emily Patrick
Ann Paulger
Clover Peake
Tabitha Peake
Frances Pemberton
Mary Perridge
Jane Porter
Oliver Probyn
Caroline Quentin
Elaine Ralston
Rosie Reed
Joey Richardson
Nick Ross
Judy Rumbold
Gerald Scarfe
Prunella Scales
Anne Smallwood
Jane Snook
Jane Speedy
Humphrey Stanley
Alison Steadman
Cecilia Steven
John Suchet
Alice Thomson
Madeleine Town
Clare Tuggey
Richard Twose
Andrew Tyzack
Zoë Wanamaker
Timothy West
Rachel Whiteread
Richard A Wills


Some highlights

Alexander Armstrong

Well known comedian and actor, host of the BBC game show Pointless


Maureen Lipman

Famous theatre and television actor, columnist and comedian – Maureen enjoyed creating two digital bee pictures for our gallery


Dame Judi Dench

… is a National Treasure

Sir Ian McKellen

Another National Treasure – can you spot his post card?



Joanna Lumley

Bee-lover and another National Treasure, we are charmed by her bee doodle, the first to arrive!


Alison Steadman

Wonderful English actor: we were delighted to hear her as ‘honest Olwen’ in Ambridge!


Sir Kenneth Branagh

Renowned for playing Hamlet, challenges you to spot his Bee Doodle!


Professor Tom Seeley

World’s foremost honey bee ecologist, and Bees for Development Patron


Bee Art Auction

Click on the button below and you will be directed instantly to the bid page for the Bee Art. Bidding continues until 7.30 pm on 12 June. If you are a winning bidder, you will discover on payment the name of the artist behind your Bee Art.

More Bee Art cards will be added!

All artist names will be revealed at the end of The Bee Garden Party on June 12.


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For tickets click below or call us now on 01600 714848. Tickets still available. We warmly invite you to join us for this very special event!

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