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  • 06.14.13

80,000 Bees “3-D Print” A Dewar’s Bottle Out of Honeycomb

Dewar’s experiment in “3-B printing”

80,000 Bees “3-D Print” A Dewar’s Bottle Out of Honeycomb
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We’ve seen some fascinating experiments in bio-design–like this MIT project that had thousands of silkworms building a domed structure.

This instance of bio-digitial fabrication is a little more commercial–and sweeter.

To celebrate the launch of its new Highlander Honey whiskey, Dewar’s has rallied an army of 80,000 bees to create Dewar’s-inspired sculptures made from honeycomb. Part nature, part 3-D printing, the event is being broadcast from the company’s Facebook page. There you can view a documentary on the project (coming soon) and see the hive, live.


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Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.

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