We all associate bees with the sweetness of honey and all the delicious things we can do with it: however, artists around the world have developed a way to engage them into art production! Turns out that bees’ honeycomb-building skills can be applied to create amazing 3D sculptures, where the desired shape is built entirely out of hexagonal wax cells.
In order for the queen to populate the honeycomb hives with eggs, bees build them inward around a given space: this gave the artists a idea to build a 3D template that the bees could work on. The shape is later removed to unveil some pretty amazing sculptures!
Interestingly, some really creative projects with bee hive sculptures were used for marketing purposes: Dewar’s whiskey, for example, created a bottle-shaped sculpture together with their famous “drinking man”, “cooperating” with over 80 000 bees! In order to facilitate the process, the team cover the 3D shapes with the honeycomb wax base, and the little workers did the rest of the job. Check out the pictures below for more creative project with bees!