Simple but super sweet, smile inducing packaging for the Melbourne based, urban beekeepers Honey Fingers. Although Honey Fingers is about so much more than simply farming the sweet stuff.
Founder Nic Dowse, studied architecture, but prefers beekeeping. In the warmer months, when bees are chasing nectar, Honey Fingers is an urban beekeeping network. In the cooler months, when the bees are inside eating their hard-earned honey, Honey Fingers is a collaborative studio practice.
Nic says... "We are more than an urban beekeeping network. We are a creative and dynamic project that explores the connections between farming, food, art, history, design and education; and we always revolve our work around bees".
Creative collaboration is key here. Not only do Honey Fingers produce a local, small batch raw honey for their lucky customers they also supply speciality honey for like-minded creative food businesses such as Baker D. Chirico, Pidapipó Gelateria and CIBI.
Then there's the Honey Fingers Collective – a network of beekeepers who each have a discipline that cross-pollinates with other collective members, natural beekeeping practices and public engagement. A collective of writers, ceramicists, painters, chefs, technologists, public programmers, architects, publishers, photographers, carpenters, communicators, florists, sculptors, farmers and designers.
With the current dire situation with the declining bee population, Honey Fingers is an incredibly exciting development, bringing beekeeping into the now, making it more accessible for people to get involved and get creative with how we can help save and celebrate bees and all of the glorious work they do. Hipster Hives, the way forward?
Honey Fingers are currently collaborating with design studio MANY MANY for their upcoming 'Swarm Trap' exhibition at Hotel Hotel's Nishi Gallery from June 30th - 10th July. 'Swarm Trap' is an exhibition of conceptual and functional architectural objects for bees. Swarm Traps are safe houses for bees. Small man-made structures designed to give bees refuge when they swarm seasonally looking for a new home. The Exhibition includes works by Beci Orpin, SIBLING, Madeliene Mills, Perks and Mini and many more!