Believe it or not, this giant “teapot” was created by 60,000 bees.
The busy little bees built their beautiful honeycomb structure around a wire frame constructed by artist Tomáš Libertíny.
Libertíny sculpted the metal scaffolding and left nature to do the rest of the work.
Dutch beekeepers Johan Beckers and Bart De Coo helped look over the bees as they built their beeswax sculpture.
This project titled Thousand Years is a testament to the power of nature—bees, in particular.
It is inspired by themes of time and the power of nature, found in the film The Millenial Bee (1983) and Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Libertíny says, “The title of the work ‘Thousand Years’ is not only reflecting the amazing materials properties—beeswax can literally last thousands of years—but also the scale of human life in the face of the apparent eternity of the universe.”
The experimental artist is also no stranger to working with bees.
His portfolio includes a few other projects that utilize bees as brilliant sculptors.
He creates the skeletal metal frames for each of his collaborations.
In the end, Libertíny is treated to these gorgeous honeycomb vases.