Finding myself amidst a large amount of uncontrollable, especially flying, insects resulted in profound fear. The paralyzing effect left me with little choice but looking in detail at what was happening around me. Then the fear slowly vanished and gave way to interest. The interest led to fascination and to becoming a beekeeper.
Trying to understand, in depth, made me obtain a PhD in chemistry.
My personal need to break the ever intellectual world of brain activities inviting the body to also play along, opened the door to the wide field of yoga and shiatsu.
Today, besides the occupation with urban bee projects, I work as shiatsu practitioner
The honey bees' social behavior, assigning a role to each individual bee in order to take part in the overall success of running a hive, can be mirrored in the character of the project.
The hives are meant as source of information and inspiration.
My aim is to share my fascination with these animals in any possible way with artists, scientists, community or anybody else and hence, involvement is very welcome!
Get in contact - christina[at]apiary.be
Please be aware:
In May 2016, I moved permanently to Helsinki, Finland. My very active bee project in Helsinki can be found at http://melliferopolis.net
The apiary in Brussels is not maintained by me anymore - but Christine Blanchart is taking care of it, and chances are that the delicious honey from Schaerbeek is being sold at the Kriekelaar Community Centre, in Rue Gallait!