Bee Heroes (formerly Kunstfort Bijenmuseum) is a long-term ecological project realized at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. The project aims to benefit bees and people, is developed by both and indeed also concerns both.
The project deals with issues such as ecology, biodiversity and food(policy) and asks attention for the so-called ‘colony collapse disorder’, a worldwide problem since the 90s. This dystopian affair comes with odd phenomena such as the ‘robobees’: drones that substitute bees as pollinators.
Bee Heroes is an interdisciplinary program for enthusiasts for nature and culture, parents with children, and people interested in sustainability.
In and around the Kunstfort visitors will find alternating presentations of objects and (art)works concerning the bee theme.
On the fort island two honeybee colonies are being sustained in a bee friendly way and bee plants can be found such as rosemary, crocus and a lime tree. In the village of Vijfhuizen project volunteers maintain 6000 m2 flower fields.
Bee Heroes organizes educational workshops for children, a film- and lecture series is being developed and a bee pavilion will be built on the fort island, designed by the Amsterdam based duo Overtreders W, design for spaces.
The project started spring 2013.