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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 19th year of beekeeping in April 2024. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Laib Wax Room at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC

In the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, there is a room that is completely walled in beeswax.  Done by Wolfgang Laib (you can see the installation here), the room is illuminated by a single light bulb.

Here I am in the actual room.

It was installed as a permanent display at the Phillips Collection a little over a year ago and ever since I heard about it, I have wanted to go.  I am in DC (with my daughter Valerie) to visit my daughter, Becky, who lives here.

The room smells fabulous - like being inside a honeycomb of a bee hive.  My two daughters who are here too are in the photo below:

Laib apparently has done these all over the world.  He really wanted to install one at the Phillips Collection because he loved the impact of the Rothko room there.

I will always remember the smell.

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