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The Hive at Kew Gardens

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Time 10:00
Date 23/03/18
Price £12.5
  • Produced by Kew Gardens
  • Price £12.50
  • Get ready for something incredible.
  • Bring along a camera.
  • See you at Kew Gardens

A unique, multi-sensory experience designed to highlight the extraordinary life of bees.

Running until Fri 23 Mar.

An immersive sound and visual experience, The Hive is a real feat of British engineering, standing at 17 metres tall, constructed from 170,000 aluminium parts, 1,000 LED lights, all set in a wildflower meadow. The lights you see and the sounds you hear inside The Hive are triggered by bee activity in a real beehive at Kew.

The intensity of the sounds and light change constantly, echoing that of the real beehive. The multi award-winning Hive was inspired by scientific research into the health of honeybees. It is a visual symbol of the pollinators’ role in feeding the planet and the challenges facing bees today.

Explainers are on hand daily to help you make the most of this unique, multi-sensory experience and learn about the extraordinary life of bees.