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The designer Amy Pliszka is also creating awareness about honeybee health through her work, but her output is decidedly more niche: best described as bespoke beehives made using couture techniques, her extraordinary handmade creations came into being as part of a graduate project at Central St Martins entitled Bees Beside Us – an exploration of the surprising theory that urban environments might provide bees with a better chance of survival.
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“This idea was fascinating to me, and as soon as I read a few facts about bees, I was hooked,” says Pliszka. She immersed herself in the subject by taking a theory of beekeeping course, working with Peter James, head beekeeper Peter James at The Chelsea Physic Garden , and caring for hives on the rooftops of Tate Britain, Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery.
“My core aim was to make an urban beehive work for bees,” she says, “something that was designed from their perspective. Mine is not a beehive in a traditional sense. It is not about honey or man being in control. It’s about providing the right environment where they can live as they do in the wild.”