Bee Brave is a functional and beautiful way to protect bees (without getting sticky!)
Justin Hutchinson, a Melbourne-based designer, is approaching complex environmental problems through in-depth problem solving and old world craftsmanship. Reminiscent of some of my own work on the topics of urban beekeeping and the dwindling bee population, Hutchinson’s Bee Brave glassware stands out as a great example of the power of design and craft to relay important environmental messages.
"I'm interested in creating products that are a symbol of information about a story, so that people can then ask questions and look into it more themselves," Hutchinson says.
Bee Brave is currently focused on rooftop beehives in Melbourne and promoting urban and local food production. Bees play an important role in the food system, pollinating crops that account for 1/3 of all the food we consume. The diminishing bee population poses a real risk to our food supply chain. Bee Brave offers an important and optimistic message to support beekeepers and local honey producers.
Bee Brave was created in collaboration with Andrea Santarossa, Philip Stokes and Melbourne City Rooftop Honey. The hand made glass vessels contain a special drink created by mixologists that uses local Heidelberg honey.
Source: In Design Live