Aren’t these gorgeous?! Released today in the UK, these bee stamps are the result of a collaboration between the British Beekeepers Association and the Royal Mail. A study had shown that the average British citizen could not name a single species of bee, and this is one way to address that. I’m sure it’s the same here in the US; would be nice to see bee stamps here too, wouldn’t it?
You can buy the stamps here: http://shop.royalmail.com/bees/bees-stamp-set/invt/20150372
Stamp artist: Richard Lewington
Photo: Royal Mail/Press Association via http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/18/stinging-indictment-poll-reveals-public-ignorance-about-bees-in-the-uk