To Bee or Not to Be - Portland Flower Show 2011Apis mellifera, or the western honeybee, has been quietly pollinating a third of our diet for thousands of years. The time has come to return the favor. Monoculture, chemical pesticides, parasitic mites and colony collapse disorder have been diminishing their numbers at a devastating rate. Our garden is a call to arms, showcasing the subtleties and extremes of a Melissa (Greek for honeybee) garden. Enduring colorful blooms provide pollen for the members of our top-bar hive, designed for the strength and vitality of the colony. Our exhibit aims to educate the public of the plight of this enchanted insect, without sacrificing its beauty or integrity.
Landmarcs – exhibit concept, design & construction
O’Donal’s – selected, forced, provided & planted plant material
DSO Creative Fabrications – metalwork
Goldstar Honeybees – top bar bee hives
Honored with Four Awards – Including People’s ChoiceOnce again the display designed & constructed by Landmarcs, using plant material from O’Donal’s Nursery, was recognized by the Portland Flower Show judges for creativity, craftsmanship and keen attention to detail.
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