Busy bees

Designworks is all a-buzz with the installation of two beehives on the rooftops of our Auckland office Gallery building.

The explosion of ‘backyard beekeeping’ in cities such as Paris, Berlin, London, Toronto, San Francisco and New York City is part of a broader desire to understand where food comes from, with local sourcing taking renewed precedence. Our designated beekeeper Angus Willison has always been fascinated with bees, what they produce and the role that they play in the environment. To indulge in his passion, he started Over the Hill Hive Hire and Honey over and above his day job. The little business rents fully maintained beehives throughout Auckland city and suburbs, on lifestyle blocks and farms as well as on high rise buildings in the CBD.

As our hives come into fruition over the course of the year Designworks has some exciting plans in the mix – watch this space.