The Hexa-Hive – a Hive for Bees and Man.
The wooden boxes function as experimental hives hosting a colony of bees and as city furniture. The seats seduce human visitors to rest and be immersed in the bees’ activity. Visitors are invited to use the installation following their own intuition or desire. Pausing in the proximity of a hive allows one to see and hear the bees’ life, and to marvel at one’s emotional response to the beauty and potential peril. The Hexa-Hive can be understood as example for Urban Acupuncture. The acupuncture needle metaphorically represented in each single bee.
The installations are found in public spaces, unprotected and accessible 24/7.