2021 AMI Online Salon

Development of a Worker Honey Bee

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Regan Falin
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Copyright: Regan Falin, 2020
  • Medium/software used: ZBrush, Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, & Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: 16 x 24″ Poster (print)
  • Primary Audience: General audience and beekeepers

Project Description

Growing up to be a worker honey bee happens in four main stages of development: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. All four of these stages are organized and contained using the cells of the hive frame. With this poster, children, adults, and passionate beekeepers can closely view and learn about each distinctive stage of honey bee growth. This is especially a great educational opportunity for curious children or adults who may be afraid of or allergic to the honey bee’s sting. This poster provides the audience with a unique viewing of what a honey bee egg looks like up-close and the revealed pupa stage, which is normally hidden by capped beeswax. The pie graph, designed in inspiration of the hexagonal honeycomb and pollinated flowers, additionally educates the audience on how long each of these stages lasts until the worker honey bee is fully developed.