- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new sculpture at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is a work of art that also serves as a nesting site for wild bees.

It’s called the “bee palace.” The 7-foot-tall cone tapers up from a 4-foot base. It’s been placed in the zoo’s Butterfly Garden just outside the gorilla exhibit.

The palace has a series of holes on one side and is designed as a home for varieties of wild bees that don’t live in colonies.

A zoo news release says the work was created by artist Esther Solondz. It will help the zoo bring attention to the important role bees play in pollination of food crops for people and livestock.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide