|Flower beds form only a small part of Kew gardens|
The Hive is a sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress, built as the centrepiece of the UK pavilion at the Milan Expo in 2015. It has been reassembled at Kew where it will remain for just 18 months so I suggest you get along to see it smartly. It is incredible.
|Like bees buzzing around a hive|
The path takes you right inside The Hive which is connected to accelerometers, or vibration sensors within a real beehive elsewhere in Kew Gardens. These pick up the activity of the bees and are then transmitted to The Hive where they are converted to lighting and sound effects as a representation of the activity in a bee colony.
|Inside The Hive|
|Lights go on and off to reflect the movements of the bees in the real hive nearby|
|The Orangery, a great spot for people watching.|