Public Hives
promotes community pollinators by placing beehives in neighborhoods and parks in Miami.

Girl holding frame of bees
Group of beekeepers outside
Bees on capped frames of brood
Artists doing a sound recording of bees
Armenian/French/Cuban woman holding bees
Bee pooping
Boy Scouts visiting a beehive
Young boy looking at a colony of bees
Man holding bees and laughing
Bee on a flower
Young girl in a bee suit
Workshop with beehive inspection
Group of young people in bee suits outside
Family in bee suits holding a frame of bees

By creating greater access to educational opportunities, and presenting with the arts in mind, Public Hives inspires community members to learn alongside one another while observing and learning from other communities: bees!

Public Hives is run by arts administrator + beekeeper, Danielle Bender, in collaboration with beekeeping mentors and mentees Natalia Menocal, Lacey Bray, Derek Gabaldon, Christian Acevedo and Gabriela Rosado.

This project was made possible by the 2017 Public Space Challenge and Community Grants, both programs of the Miami Foundation. Public Hives is also supported by and 8 80 Cities. Support for Public Hives is provided by Locust Projects through its WaveMaker Grants program, which is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program. WaveMaker Grants is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and Wells Fargo.


Little Haiti Little Haiti representational photo

Little Haiti

PH Little Haiti hives are stationed at Mother Earth Miami at Earth N Us Farm.

This location’s beekeepers are Derek Gabaldon, Lacey Bray and mentees Christian Acevedo, Daphne Zapsa, and Eduardo Gonzalez. Hive artwork was done by Nadia Wolff and Adler Guerrier.

Alla<br>patah representational photo


PH Allapatah hives are located at Little River Cooperative’s Nursery. This location’s beekeepers are Natalia Menocal and mentee Gabriela Rosada. Hive artwork was done by Reginald O’Neal, Nicole Salcedo, and Serge Touissant.



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