The Heat of Bees

In the Summer of 2012, Jonathan Smith and I witnessed a massive wild bee hive, which immediately became a creative muse. Interested in what research indicated about how bees work with heat, we borrowed a thermographic camera to see for our selves on 12/12/2012, as part of the One Day On Earth global documentary project. The results are startling, giving a view deep into a singular biological system. Since then, we recorded this strange structure and its residents in our production of the “Bee Cell”, a major video installation for the “Swarm” exhibit at Lotusland in Montecito, California.

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