Ur­ban Bee­hive Project


This past June, phase two of Nine Yards Stu­dio’s Ur­ban Bee­hive Project was un­veiled at the PEI Farm Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town. The ini­tial phase saw a pair of sculp­tural hives in­stalled on the site, pro­vid­ing both a se­cure home for bees and op­por­tu­ni­ties for adults and chil­dren to peek at the in­ner work­ings of the colony through Plex­i­glas win­dows. Plan Bee, as part two is dubbed, adds a hon­ey­comb-themed am­phithe­atre (above) to the gar­den. The multi-tiered stage is com­posed of three-foot-wide wooden hexagons and serves as a play struc­ture when it’s not host­ing ed­u­ca­tional events that see bee­keep­ers en­lighten school­child­ren and the pub­lic on the sig­nif­i­cance – and strug­gles – of pol­li­na­tors. 9ys­tu­dio.com

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