3D printing has yielded some amazing products, like robohands and prosthetic legs, but now Dewar’s has discovered a whole new way to print in 3D. The whiskey maker recently enlisted the services of 80,000 honey bees to “print” a Dewar’s bottle out of honeycomb! They’re calling it the 3B project, and they’re using it to promote the launch of their new Highlander Honey whiskey.
The project involves thousands of bees and some plastic molds in which the bees form their honeycomb. Once they have finished their work, the molds are opened, revealing a fully-formed shape. The molds include the Dewar’s bottle and a sculpture of a man – and the bees seem all too happy to create their honeycomb sculptures to these specifications.
Fans can follow the project through Dewar’s Facebook page, where a documentary of the project will be posted soon.
Via Fast Co Create