The relocated bee pavilion from the Floriade in Venlo will be a permanent home for several bee colonies in the gardens of Kasteel Vaeshartelt near Maastricht (NL). There the bees will help to pollinate the many local en traditional fruit trees en berries, that Vaeshartelt produces for conscious consumers.
The pavilion will feature a special working space, where school classes can safely follow the work of experienced beekeepers. On the ground floor an exhibition explains the importance of bees in the process of food production.
The bee pavilion will open 1. september 2013
The Bee Castle in Hoensbroek (NL) won the Golden Swallow, the Dutch national price for individuals or organizations who promoted nature in the street, neighborhood or city meritorious! A collaboration with the City of Heerlen and Honingrijk.
The Bee Castle in Hoensbroek (NL) was nominated for the Golden Swallow. Once a year the Association for Dutch Culture-Landscape gives this price to individuals or organizations who promoted nature in the street, neighborhood or city meritorious. On June the 13th, the winner will be made public!
The Bee Castle at the Aldenhofpark in Hoensbroek (NL) has been opened! Soon a colony of bees will inhabite the castle and 5 beekeepers will take care of the bees, together with the neighbourhood.
Last Saturday in behave of the bee collective, I presented at the festooning event at the 808 gallery of Boston University.
Festooning is a lacework of bees hanging together, leg-to-leg, between the frames of comb. The structure symbolizes how bees are part of a collective in which every individual takes part in the greater good. I good title for the event, because from the moment I entered, I felt a strong sense of solidarity between people with the same goal: helping bees by keeping them.
Besides my lecture about the projects of the bee collective, especially the sky-hive, 5 others presented their way of urban beekeeping.