This month we began to search Behance with the tag 'honey bee,' and we weren't too surprised to find a large amount of honey branding and packaging for honey, of course. But what was perhaps unexpected was our discovery that the majority of the other 'honey bee'-themed work shared information about the international decline of the bees, imploring humans to take action and help care for them. A good example is Maria Vujevich's project 'Honey Bees.' Check out our curated Behance finds below, with links to the artist's Behance portfolios.
A ‘day in the life’ promo-documentary following beekeeper Jacques Kermagoret. We Invite the viewer to explore the secluded Island of Ouessant - a distant haven preserved and protected from the rest of a ‘polluted’ world. Shot with a skeleton crew - DP / assistant on location,
the idea was to create a cohesive link between beekeeper, his bees and the flora / landscape of Ouessant - The home of the Black Bee and the worlds finest honey.
I chose to focus on the decline of bees as I felt that there was not enough awareness about this pressing issue. I decided to base my research on looking at fossils and the fossilization process as I wanted this to be an inspiration for creating my own material linked to the issues looked at. The idea was to create my own contemporary fossils as the material could not be around in years to come if the issue isn't solved. The coffee table is based on bee population percentage as it is made from 100 hexagons. People purchase the table with the current percentage (30%) they are then able to make their table more beautiful by purchasing more of the honeycomb in resin hexagons, of which a percentage goes to charity to help bees.
You can also check out these great projects, also under the search term 'honey bee,' like this animation video directed by Woodwork Amsterdam for Pause Fest 2014, this video and photography project for Vcelovina Honey Wine, and this great music video created by Tonehammer - Music Made with Bees!