Today we got to see three years of planning, hard-work and fundraising come together with the first school visit to Plan bee @urbanbeehiveproject. This grade 3 class was ecstatic to learn about bees and we know this will be the first of many amazing education sessions at the hives. I can’t tell you what it means to us to see the full project come together and to watch children engage, climb, ask questions and use the structures in all the ways we imagined.
We created the Urban Beehive Project with a vision for a community project that would highlight the importance of bees and we knew that this story could be told in a very impactful way through architecture and design. It has since become a play structure, a sculpture, a garden, as well as a tool for sustainability, education and hands on learning. More importantly to us, it has become an example in Charlottetown of how good design can play an important role in our community, our development and our environment.
We hope you can join us for the Grand Opening of the Project on June 21st from 5-7pm for beer and bee demonstrations at the back of the Farm Centre on University Avenue. You can check out more about the project @urbanbeehiveproject or at 9ystudio.com
Kudos to a few amazing people who helped Plan Bee come together:
Our talented builder @brza
Our lovable beekeeper Bruce Smith
Amazing landscaping donated by @earthform_pei
Signage/Interpretation donated by Sign Craft
Assistance with signage/graphic design: @searle.sneer @cohenmcdonald , Cameron Menzies and Sebastian Ibarra
Major Sponsor: TD Friends of the Environment Fund @tdfef
Collaboration: PEI Farm Centre @pei_farm_centre
We also have many event sponsors to be announced at the event!
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