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Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver

November 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

One of my earliest memories in life is driving through the Texas hill country with my father to a bee supply store. I was maybe six and we’d spent the better part of a month constructing two beehives from scratch, painting them, nailing together frames, and wiring the wax sheets into place. On the way home it was my job to hold a small wooden box we’d just purchased that contained a queen bee and a few drones. At the store the man behind the counter said the queen could lay thousands of eggs in a day, a number I could hardly comprehend. So the entire hive, thousands of bees, gallons of honey, was all to come from this one tiny bee the size of a jelly bean. How awesome.

The photos above are taken by two guys in Vancouver who are keeping bees in the yard behind their home where it sounds like they may have been evicted. Curious if it was because of the bees? Many more photos on Behance.

 

 



Art

Tomáš Libertiny Works with Bees to Build a Honeycomb Sculpture

September 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Unbearable Lightness by Slovakian-born Tomáš Libertiny is a large figure covered in honeycomb produced “naturally” by a swarm of 40,000 bees. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in awhile. (via beautiful decay)

 

 

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