UnBEElievable Site at Kew Gardens this Weekend


Come and see an unBEElievable site at Kew Gardens this weekend. 

As you guessed it's about bees, and a beautiful award winning art installation by Wolfgang Buttress is the perfect ode to the industrious insect. 

The Hive, as its called, is the first ever British Pavilion to be reused and brought back home to the Royal Botanical Gardens. 

Towering 17 metres high and twisting out of the ground in a shape suggestive of a swarm of bees, space stands as a visual symbol of the pollinators’ role in feeding humanity and the plight facing bees today.

Changes to the british countryside mean bumblebees are under constant threat, say The Bumblebee Conservation Trust. There are now far fewer wildflowers due to changes in the way we grow crops meaning the bees are struggling to survive.

Bees, and other pollinators, play a vital role in feeding the planet - of the 100 crop species that provide 90% of food worldwide, an incredible 70 are pollinated by bees.

The exhibition will also hold talks, activities and films discussing how we can keep the fuzzy critter going and how they're crucially important to our ecosystem.   

If you want to visit The Hive, a ticket to enter Kew Gardens includes admission to the exhibition. 










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