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Greg Corman Creates Colorful Sculptures For Bees To Nest In

Posted By Diane Pham On May 25, 2012 @ 12:40 pm In Animals,Art,Design,Environment,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments

 Scrap wood designs, design for bees, Greg Corman, wall-hanging bee nests, diy bee nest, bee boxes, bee condos, bee nests, bee nesting habits

Greg Corman [1] turns scrap wood [2] and found objects into colorful and quirky wall-hanging sculptures that double as nesting habitats for bees [3]. Corman drills tunnels into the wood for bees [4] to use as brood chambers for their babies. Corman designs an array of pieces using a variety of materials, but many of his designs are created as bee boxes (or bee condos) for solitary native bees. These bees [5]are important pollinators and are essentially stingless, but because it is common practice to remove most dead trees and limbs from gardens, many of them lack natural spaces for nesting. The sculptural habitats help solve this problem while adding a bit of color to outdoor spaces.

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[1] Greg Corman: http://www.zenindustrial.blogspot.com/

[2] scrap wood: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/12x12-twelve-designers-transform-reclaimed-nyc-lumber-into-fresh-modern-furnishings/

[3] bees: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/bees-in-times-square-intercontinental-hotel-unveils-new-rooftop-beehive/

[4] bees: http://inhabitat.com/new-harvard-study-gives-convincing-evidence-that-pesticides-are-linked-to-bee-colony-collapse/

[5] bees : http://inhabitat.com/aganetha-dyck-works-with-live-bees-to-make-beautiful-art/

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