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Dewar’s Teams up With 80,000 Bees to Create a 3D Bottle Out of Honeycomb

Posted By Kristine Lofgren On June 17, 2013 @ 5:36 pm In Architecture,Art,green technology,News | No Comments

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3D printing [1] has yielded some amazing products, like robohands [2] and Dewar’s [3] 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.

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The project involves thousands of bees and some plastic molds in which the bees [4] 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 [5], where a documentary of the project will be posted soon.

+ Dewar’s [3]

Via Fast Co Create [6]


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[1] 3D printing: http://inhabitat.com/tag/3d-printer/

[2] robohands: http://inhabitat.com/inventor-creates-3d-printed-prosthetic-robohand/

[3] Dewar’s: http://thedrinkingmansscotch.dewars.com/

[4] bees: http://inhabitat.com/researchers-create-honeybee-sperm-bank-to-breed-colony-of-superbees/

[5] Dewar’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dewars?v=app_554690991211247

[6] Fast Co Create: http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683214/80000-bees-3-d-print-a-dewars-bottle-out-of-honeycomb

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