The Urban Beekeeper
  • Be a Bee! Vist “The Hive”

    June 18th, 2016scottBees in the News

    The Hive, a unique structure made from thousands of pieces of latticed aluminium with hundreds of LED lights that glow and fade, is installed at The Royal Botanic Kew Gardens (London, England). The HIVE at dusk-minIt was created by UK artist Wolfgang Buttress (which I think is an awesome name for a guy who builds big structures) and was inspired by scientific research into the health of bees.

    What may be most interesting about this “art” is that it is connected to an actual hive and changes as the hive activity changes! Their website states:
    “These multi-sensory elements of the Hive are in fact responding to the real-time activity of bees in a beehive behind the scenes at Kew. The sound and light intensity within the space changes as the energy levels in the real beehive surge, giving visitors an insight into life inside a bee colony. ”

    To learn more click here. (Photos courtesy of Kew Gardens’ Website… more to see by using the link)

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