Great Wall of Bees by Lad Hanka at the Kalamazoo Nature Center Artist Reception, Sunday, May 7 from 2-4pm Lad Hanka is a local independent studio artist and bee keeper. His exhibit in the Glen Vista Gallery focuses on the world of bees. He draws etchings and inserts them into the hive for bees to add the next layer. At times, the bees join forces to co-create interesting and unique works of art. As an artist, Lad Hanka works graphically in line and predominately in black and white. His work begins with field studies; going out into the cold and heat, dealing with biting insects, learning to draw the twists and turns characteristic of a cedar or the unique way in which only a burr oak bends.