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, with help from volunteer and future entomologist Christian Acebedo.

This project was made possible by the 2017 Public Space Challenge, a program 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 River Little River representational photo

Little River

PH Little River hives are stationed at Center for Subtropical Affairs at the crossroads of Little Haiti and Little River’s Industrial District.

This neighborhood's beekeepers are Bianca Pratorius and mentee Christian Acevedo. Hive artwork was done by Serge Toussaint.

Alla<br>patah representational photo


PH Allapatah hives are located at Little River Cooperative’s Nursery. This location will be open for visits in April. Hive artwork was done by Reginald O’Neal and Nicole Salcedo.

Opa Locka Opa Locka representational photo

Opa Locka

PH Opa Locka hives are located at Health in the Hood’s Community Garden, located in the middle of the neighborhood. This location will be open for visits in April.



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