Bees

Since 2010 we’ve been keeping bees.

Fevered Sleep bees in the hive

We currently have two hives living on an allotment site in Hackney, inner London, and eventually they’ll live on the roof of our new home. There’s been a lot in the news about the decline of the honeybee, and we wanted to do our bit. The idea of being a beekeeping company also fits with all our plans and projects to do with nature, ecology and how people relate to the places in which they live.

Longer term, we think we might make an art project about bees (or in which they perform), so watch this space to find out more.

And get in touch if you love honey. We might have a jar or two for sale…

There! There! There!

There is a ball of fire, moving through the sky.  There!  There!  There!  We follow.  We glide over the earth, searching, seeking.  There!  There! There!  And there, a point of colour, vivid blue (although you would see it as red).  There!  There!  There!  Nectar.  Sugar.  Food.  Food fit for a hiveful of bees.  We open our mouths and carry.  A mouthful of nectar, again and again and again.  Precious cargo.   Again and again and again, over and over and over.  There!  There!  There! We fill the hive.  We feed.  And then, we build.  Our home is made of us…. Read More

We Arrive Beneath A Sky Of Nectar

We are split.  We are separated.  Divided. We go into the dark. There is a point of light, and another, and then darkness. We dance, vibrating. There is movement. There is new light. A new place. We scout. Day night day night day night day… The sky turns to nectar.  Clouds of nectar.  A universe of nectar. The sun arcs.  We fly. We dance, vibrating, in darkness. Here it is here here here it is.  New home. We tend.  We rear.  We grow.

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