Beginning of June, the semi-permanent installation Airstrip for Pollinators and Hexa-Seats in the centre of Helsinki, near the City Theatre was reopened. We refurbished the flower bed and reinstalled the Hexa-Seats. New signage, new flowering plants, and summery weather – we are starting a new season, with a poem by Mark Nepo:

The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms and the bee comes.
Mark Nepo

This year’s activities at the Airstrip were kindly sponsored by Weekend Bee. 

Gardeners work at the Airstrip, Photo Christina Stadlbauer

Melliferopolis experiments with new ways of understanding bees, beekeeping and the ecology of the hive. The project examines the role of honeybees in an urban context and explores the many differing relations between humans and these semi-wild insects.

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