The Hive at Kew


Back at Kew Gardens again this time to view The Hive.


Having the botanical gardens only a short train journey away is an absolute blessing, so when a day off becomes available the first place I head with my mum is Kew Gardens.


Last time we were at Kew we saw The Hive being built and we couldn’t wait to see what was going to be atop the mysterious mound.


The Hive is a unique structure, inspired by scientific research into the health of bees. Designed by Wolfgang Buttress; the installation is made from thousands of pieces of aluminium which create a lattice effect and is fitted with hundreds of LED lights that glow and fade as a unique soundtrack hums and buzzes around you.


The multi-sensory elements of The Hive are responding to the real-time activity of bees in a beehive  at Kew. The sound and light intensity within the space changes as the energy levels in the real beehive surge, giving visitors an insight into life inside a bee colony.


The Hive is spectacular and a really clever idea to bring people closer to bee’s. As many of us know we need to help save the bee’s and I think The Hive is going to start getting more people interested in the campaign.


Shirt – ASOS (similar)|Shorts – H&M|Shoes – Converse via Office|Sunglass – c/o Specsavers.


We gently strolled about, stopping for opportune Instagram moments for this little critter.


Before stepping into the humid glass house to escape the slightly chill breeze.


Take a journey through Australia, Asia and Africa and discover palms and climbers you never knew existed.


If you ever find yourself at Kew make sure to stop at the shop on your way out to pick up a few goodies and the coffee is fantastic if you need a quick pick me up.

The Hive will be at Kew for around 18 months so start planning your visit now.

3 thoughts on “The Hive at Kew

  1. Great photos. Have you ever watched Tony and Chelsea Northrup’s YouTube channel? They have a really good photography channel. I bet they would like your work.

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