Urban Bees

Urban Bees

Exeter’s rooftop bees.

Exeter’s Princesshay City Bee project now has 5 bee hives each housing thousands of honeybees living in the rooftop garden above the shops. Most shoppers are unaware that these bees are busily pollinating and carrying pollen in from the surrounding urban gardens, potentially from three mile radius.

It’s been a great privilege to visit the rooftop bees. The contrast between the modern architectural spaces and the cottage garden style raised beds and beehives are striking. The artwork I have produced for this project uses some of the bee’s favourite flowers grown in my garden to create complex one off prints using collagraph, drypoint and mono print techniques.

If you would like to purchase any artwork or if you have any questions please email me. A studio visit can be arranged (Contact me).