Mathematical Quilts

Some of my work...

**Hexagons, Honeycombs, and Honey Bees** - Around the world, the honey bee population is at risk. The decline of the bee population is due to many factors including: land development, agricultural practice, habitat loss, pesticides, pathogens, parasitic mites (Varroa, Acarapis ), viruses (Israeli Acute Paralysis virus, Kasmir bee virus), bacteria, colony collapse disease, and climate change. These clever geometers have chosen the hexagon as their packing chamber, overlooking the triangle and the square as possible shapes for a honeycomb. This quilt illustrates some of the many flowers that can be planted to encourage our bees to flourish.