The Hive at Kew

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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2 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.

  2. Pingback: Illuminating Kew After Dark | What Kate Did Next

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