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Brief Published: 25 Jul 2011

Bee Brave Glassware


Melbourne-based designer Justin Hutchinson’s Bee Brave handcrafted glass vessels are designed to support the craft of beekeeping.

As an expression of solidarity for traditional beekeepers – whose craft is under threat as the bee population worldwide drops – Hutchinson also worked with mixologists to develop a drink made using local Heidelberg honey that acts as a nectar for the vessels.

A rooftop pop-up space next month at the Melbourne City Rooftop Honey will encourage city dwellers to congregate, socialize and reflect on the possibilities of growing food locally and why bees are vital in agriculture as pollinators. The next stage in the project will be to create a hand-blown glassware collection to be sold with honey, ‘to tell the story about where the honey has come from,’ says Hutchinson.

Justin Hutchinson