A Crazy Man Messing With Bees Wouldn’t Normally Interest Me. Then I Saw This And.. Whoa.
Welcome, to Jurassic Park! … Except now with no dinosaurs, and more bees!
To celebrate the launch of its Highlander Honey whisky, Scotch whisky company Dewar’s rallied an army of 80,000 bees and master bee keeper Robin Theron to create a bottle inspired sculpture made from honeycomb. It’s part nature, and part 3-D printing…well 3-Bee printing?
Typically, honeybees build their honeycomb hives inward so that their queen can populate it with eggs. So in order to create the sculptures the team had to invert the bees’ instinct to build inward by creating a 3-D model template for the bees to build on and off of. To ‘encourage’ the bees, the team wrapped the 3-D model with a base of honeycomb wax and ‘lightly’ textured hexagonal pattern. The clear outer casing helped mimic the enclosed space of a normal hive.
As much as I sincerely dislike being in direct proximity to bees, I gotta say; I love them nonetheless!
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