Bees are an incredibly important part of human life on this planet. In the United States alone, it is estimated that bees pollinate over 80% of flowering crops – about 1/3 of the American food supply. Without bees’ pollination, the entire globe would suffer detrimental effects.
Bees are also loved for their sweet and delicious honeycomb, intricate structures that have recently been harnessed by the art world. While honey bees naturally build hexagonal wax cells to contain their larvae and store pollen, the following artists found a unique way to influence the bee’s construction. See for yourself – bees are nature’s 3-D printer.
Dewar’s ‘3-B’ Printing Project
Master bee keeper Robin Theron worked with the company Dewar’s to create this epic bottle.
The team created 3-D sculptures for the bees to build off of, and provided a clear casing that helped mimic the inclosed feeling of a natural hive.
This art is an incredible example of working in tandem with nature to create something beautiful. Share these rare images with anyone who loves art or the natural world.
Credit: Twisted Sifter