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Shaking a swarm of bees into a biodynamic hive in Kings Cross, London




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IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME…

This project interrogates the border between fear and hope of an event and the prosaic preparations surrounding the possible event. I have created a series of vessels that attract swarming bees, called bait-hives. In attempts to expand my current apiary, I have set up a network of bait-hive hosts throughout London.
The hosts were selected due to their proximity to current beehives, making it very likely that, one day, 20,000+ bees will swarm into the space to inhabit the hive. This scenario forces the bait-hive hosts to confront their comfort level with this object. Do they want to attract a swarm to their space?



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