Migrating a Swarm

What a lucky coincidence – during our workshop in Kaisaniemi a swarm appeared! Hanna and Mika have placed bees as part of the community gardens in Kuusiluoto. These bees from Artova ry Association have swarmed and Mika and his friends have caught the colony and agreed to place the bees in the Sensored Hive! The bees live on the island of Kuusiluoto and on Tuesday, 10th of June, we row them over to the mainland and give them a new home in Kaisaniemi.

Mika caught the swarm, Harri helped – a fisher net can have many uses…



The cardboard box was too flimsy to keep the swarm contained. Extra cover with a textile helped – a bit.



Transfer to a Langstroth box made the transport to Kaisaniemi more stable.


The boat transfer to the mainland.




Sensored Hive – Translating Bees

During the Pixelache Camp Helsinki at Vartiosaari, we equipped a hive with temperature, humidity, and weight sensors. The participants of the Festival showed great interest and the hive will be placed in Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden next to the meteorological station.

We worked indoors …


… outdoors ….


and had a visit from one of the non-human collaborators!


More images are also to be found on Erno’s facebook picture collection – thanx Erno!