Saturday, June 16, 2007


R.I.P. bees or is there a new Borf for bees?

I found this odd street memorial to the mysteriously missing bees this afternoon near the corner of 14
th and S NW (behind the Garden District). I'm not sure when it went up but it wasn't there last weekend.

(Click to enlarge...but you know that!)

Individual homages to the victims of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (

Jesus candles and abandoned honey combs

A bench is in front where one may sit in quiet reflection on what we may have done.

Where are the bees?

Bureau of Misdirected Destiny

Don't forget to hit the gift shop before leaving

UPDATE June 19:

This is the work of artists Matthew McGuinness and Eliza Newman Saul as part of SiteProjects DC .

UPDATE June 30:

Wonkette commentator Disinformationministry believes he has located the missing bees.


Anonymous said...

Well I think it has somethin' to do with Burt's Bees and the pervasiveness of his products... what used to be fun, found only in organic/"health food" stores, those "for the greater good" blah-bitty-blah type products are everywhere in every corner drugstore... hmmm Burt... that's suspicious! heeheehee

Anonymous said...

This is a project sponsored by Site Projects DC and made of moss
Artists: Matthew MCGuinness and Eliza Newman-Saul


Anonymous said...

Calm down there ALL CAPS!!!, just a bit of humor...

Anonymous said...

I love the way this piece juxtaposes humor and foreboding. Thanks for posting it.

Reya Mellicker said...

What a beautiful street piece! Thank you for posting this.

Vangie said...

You write very well.