Bhatka Bhatka

date:2012

concept:Dr Christina Stadlbauer

design:Kiran Gangadharan

type:Urban Intervention

material:pine wood

producer:Finnish Cultural Foundation


Hexa-Hive ia a New Aesthetics for Bees and Men Reportedly, honeybees are threatened and bee populations are decreasing worldwide. The reasons stayvague, but are often associated with the use of crop protection products and inappropriate animal husbandry. Recently, the issue is being side-stepped by increasing numbers of city-bee-keepers offering honeybees a habitat in urban areas, with high floral diversity and lower levels of pesticide pollution. Following this trend, the Hexa-Hive answers the quest for a beehive combining functionality with an aesthetic appeal that is both species appropriate, beekeeper friendly and fit for the city.