Wild basketry: collective creation of refuges for bees in the MEG Garden

Sunday 1 October, 11:00

Un homme est penché sur un plan d'eau dans lequel se trouve des branches de saule devant le Musée d’ethnographie

Come and see the collective basketry works at MEG! These wickerwork structures will become refuges for bees. Garden. Sunday 1 October from 11am.

Come and see the collective basketwork at MEG! These wickerwork structures will become refuges for bees, birds and other species. In this workshop, you'll be working by hand with materials such as willow, clay plaster and rye thatch to create these refuges!
Through this series of meetings "to think and act" we wish to address with you the issues of the climate emergency through the prism of the specificities of MEG. By addressing themes such as care, repair, food, clothing, or the transmission of knowledge and know-how, we wish to make perceptible the impact that our daily actions can have on the environment and thus question our relationship with it.
At this meeting we will be looking at bees: the presence of Apis mellifera, formerly known as the "honey fly", has been attested in Europe for at least 8,500 years. Despite this long history of companionship, the bee is not a domestic animal. Until the 19th century, the beehive was seen as an ideal for the human community. This is no longer the case today, because we are questioning the place of the individual in society in a different way, but this does not prevent the bee from being symbolically valued. We now know that bees are essential pollinators, and that their disappearance would have catastrophic consequences on a global scale. We are fascinated by their communication skills and their ability to transform ephemeral flowers into a bounty that never fades.
Full programme HERE
This event takes place on the first Sunday of the month, so it is free and no prior registration is required.

Date de dernière mise à jour de l'événement 29.06.2023
crédit MEG Lucie Monot

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