An Art Project for Beekeepers: The Honeycomb Vase

An Art Project for Beekeepers: The Honeycomb Vase

Adele Peters
Apr 26, 2010

For all the backyard beekeepers out there, here's an unusual idea for a DIY project. Designer Tomás Gabzdil Libertiny created the original Honeycomb Vase by putting a vase-shaped mold in a beehive and letting the bees do their work.

Libertiny's vase is available in a limited edition at Moss. If you want to try making your own, be aware that it will take a lot of bees (Libertiny's vase was produced by 40,000 bees) and quite a bit of time (each of his vases took the bees a week to make). It also isn't watertight, though the designer also has a solid beeswax version that is. Though it might work better as a sculpture than an actual vase, it does have the advantage of containing propolis, an antibacterial agent that helps flowers last longer. And we think it just looks incredibly cool.

(Image: Moss)

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