The installation creating a buzz at Kew

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The installation creating a buzz at Kew

A new bee inspired pavillion has been unveiled at Kew Gardens.

The Hive is a 17-metre sculpture made from almost 170,000 pieces of aluminium and weighs 40 tonnes. 

The immersive installation includes hundreds of flickering LED lights and a series of sounds which change depending on the activity of bees based at Kew Gardens. 

It was designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress who originally created it for the Milan Expo 2015 as a way of highlighting the importance of bees.

 

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