March 24, 2013

Aganetha Dyck: Honeycomb Sculptures

Honeycomb Chess Game

To encourage the honeybees to communicate, Dyck strategically adds wax or honey, propolis or hand-made honeycomb patterns to the objects prior to placing them into their hives. After the bees start building honeycombs over the object, Dyck would coax them into specific shapes by adding or deleting wax.

(via Amusing Planet)

comments

  1. Sheila Ryan on March 25th, 2013 at 2:09 am

    MGS, my friend Steve dug this post the most. There was this wasp nest, see, under the eaves outside his computer/entertainment room, and the wasps provided some of the best entertainment. Seriously. I saw them, and they were the best.

    Once the wasps were gone, he brought the nest inside. He said that it smelled so sweet.

    His cats ate it, I think. Or did something.

  2. Sheila Ryan on March 25th, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Oh, and Steve’s wasps have come back this year! Just today he sent me a photo of the new nest. Same spot.

  3. Michael Grant Smith on March 25th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Damned cats. Damned wasps.