Programmed Hive #8 – by Hilary Berseth

Programmed Hive 8 by Hilary Berseth

Berseth creates the base structure for these wonderful sculptures and his bees finish it by adding the rich honeycomb texture.  According to BoingBoing,

Berseth’s armatures each go into a closed box in the spring, and then the respective colonies take over, filling out his templates with wax cells, then stuffing them with honey. “The last two seasons, I’ve been working with a beekeeper whose name is Jim Bobb,” he says, explaining where he turns for expertise. “He has a graduate degree in mathematics from Berkeley–he’s a minor beekeeping celebrity.”

artist & website: Hilary Berseth –

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6 Responses to “Programmed Hive #8 – by Hilary Berseth”

  1. Ferienwohnung Kroatien on

    I can’t believe that this is possible to do. This kind of art he is hard to do and something to be proud of. I really like it and it really make sense if he could just explain how did he do this.