Bee Guard Inn is a sculpture and native bee home created by artist Draga Susanj for the Mountain Top Arboretum’s East Meadow.
The work, which focuses on the threats to native pollinators and their importance to the native plant environment, aims to attract native bees to the “bee hotel” using the hexagonal shape from honey combs. The hexagonal forms, constructed of cedar, surround organic bamboo shoots that are the bee sleeping pods. Clay from the Platte Clove Creek holds it all together.
The work was made possible by a grant from the Greene County Council of the Arts, support from local businesses and the Mountain Top Arboretum.