Photo Credit: Adela Jones
A honey bee larva existing within its sticky cell is monitored and introduced by an apiarist. An instinctive survival ritual; where visitors help keep the larvae alive. In a climate where the survival of these tiny pollinators is threatened by disease and are in serious decline, this event invites visitors to think about these wonderful creatures in a new way. Wearing protective clothing visitors were invited to enter 'The Queen Cell' for an intimate encounter with a hatchling bee larva. They assisted the bee keeper with keeping the larvae calm and cool singing soothing lullaby’s. They helped prepare the newly hatched queen bee for her coronation ceremony. Grooming, feeding, relaxing, and generally making her feel good. Floral arrangements made by visitors were presented to the queen during her crowning ceremony which the visitors witnessed and took part in. A 20 min encounter for up to 8 people at a time:This event took place on Fri 17 June from 7-9pmSat 18 June from 10-4pm At The Methodist Church, Hospital Rd, Nantwich CW5 5RPThe project was commissioned Axis Open Space, MMU Crewe as part of Nantwich Festival of the Arts 2011.