Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Courtesy the artist
Photograph by Kate Barker-Froyland
This project comprises an apiary at the far edge of Storm King's property where a beekeeper leads weekly tours, educating participants about honeybees and their dependence on the sun for communication and survival. Peter Coffin’s practice involves working with familiar things — here, the sun, bees, honey — to see them anew. That these small colonies also rely on the sun is a reminder of the sun's omnipotence. Tour participants will receive a gift of local honey: a proposed answer to the whimsical question, " What does light taste like?"
Tours will be held each Saturday at 12pm and 1pm. Space is limited.