2 months ago
Kiwanosato bee house is based on the 18th century Slovenian bee keeper and bee teacher Anton Jansa’s apiary in Breznica, Slovenia. The distinctive curved soffit over the front of the original apiary is interpreted by utilising the traditional Japanese wattle and daub technique composed with locally sourced red mud, straw rope and bamboo lattice.
The bee house marks the beginning of the @grizedale.arts ambitious 10 year plan to turn the disused terraced fields of Kiwanosato valley into a productive bee garden, and provide a place for learning and exchanging the apiculture between Japan, Europe, and around the world.
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