A home for wayward and perhaps sickly bees needing a rest 

Do a pollinator garden that can be built for darn close to nothing at all. Win a competition. Get free ice cream for a year. How could we pass this up?


We were warned about this one. "Don't enter that competition! The sponsor is friends with one firm and they'll win every time."


The concept was just too much fun to pass, though. A "Save the Bees" garden. It would both educate people about the plight of bees and create ideal habitat for the hymenoptera in question.

We imagined flowers, color, sculptural elements, fantasy hives, signage... It was alive, dynamic, buzzing with interest.

We lost. They were right. Those guys won, again. We didn’t get any ice cream from the sponsor.