Beehave by Marlene Huissoud

A log-shaped beehive with legs that has been scorched black and engraved, designed by Marlène Huissoud for Sir Ian Blatchford, Director/Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group. The red oak has been varnished inside and out with propolis, a dark resinous material produced by bees to seal gaps in the hive; this protects the timber and attracts bees with its scent.