The Bee’s Knees [INSPIRING]

“The Bee’s Knees,” (phrases 2012) is an expression that dates back to the late 1700’s. It simply was used as a synonym for smallness.

Behance just finished their “Student Showdown” contest and Eine für Alle – Lang lebe die Königin by Steffi Golla stood out. While Steffi did not win, the mix of old world knowledge and modern design was inspiring.

“For my Bachelor Thesis I’ve gotten in touch with my dad’s honeybees. He has been a beekeeper for 25 years. My main goal was to extend my previously small knowledge of these fantastic creatures and to learn more about their aesthetics and ingenuity. I wanted to share my findings on these fascinating insects in photographs and texts. I tried to cover classic topics without getting lost in the depths of biology or creating specialist literature.   
Honeybees should simply be perceived as aesthetic creatures, achieving incredible things during their short life span. The result of my work are seven books, hanging in a beehive. When opened, you’ll hear the unique humming of a swarm of bees. ” (Golla 2012).


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