The Great Ape House is getting a makeover with a mural of hand-painted honeybees!
The mural is part of Matthew Willey's The Good of the Hive initiative, which raises awareness about the importance of pollinators, while celebrating the beauty and power of nature and human connection. Willey plans to paint 50,000 honeybees (the number necessary for a healthy, thriving hive) in murals around the world.
MURAL UPDATE: Matthew Willey, like any smart bee, will be taking a break during the cold winter months. Check back for more bees in Spring 2019!
In the meantime, check out the companion installation: Bending Hives.
Location: Adjacent to Kids’ Farm
These wood and metal, curved bee-hive sculptures spark curiosity and imagination. Look closer, with new perspectives, at the world we share with bees.
Image above represents work by Matthew Willey.