December 7, 2020


Hives for Humanity and Gallery Gachet collaborate once again to create meaningful opportunities for connection to nature and to art — to support community members in finding self-expression and ways to thrive.

As always, we look to the bees to guide us.

The Hives for Humanity team prepared beekeeping equipment for 10 artists from throughout Gallery Gachet’s networks. Each artist designed a unique hive set along themes of connection to nature, gardens, life, and land. (See images from previous artist collaborations below!)




What is our offering?
We have 10 unique hive box sets available, each contains:

  • 2 deep boxes designed and painted by local artists (finished with weather resistant lacquer)
  • 2 shallow boxes for honey frames (painted with white base coat)
  • Artist Bio for each unique piece
  • H4H Honey Flight: 4 neighbourhood honeys
  • Discount at Urban Bee Supplies on the rest of the equipment if you are a new beekeeper and want to fill out the set.
  • Wildflower Seed Package from West Coast Seeds

Why is this important? 
Each set supports artists and beekeepers in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Art as a means of survival. Bees as a means of connection. 

How can you purchase?
Purchase your set through our square shop, here! (Link:

  • Contactless pick up available in Vancouver
  • Shipping is an option: cost will be added to your purchase (estimated $40–$80 in BC)
  • Purchase for your own apiary, or purchase in dedication to a loved one and we will find a home in one of our community apiaries.

When can you receive your unique set?
Sets will be available after the campaign closes - December 1st 2020!

What else?!
We have other items as part of the fundraiser including:
Hummingbird – framed art by John W. Sam $750 (only one)
Butterfly – framed art by John W. Sam $750 (only one)
Care Packages – H4H honey, candles and natural self-care $100 each (20 sets)
Pressed Flower Cards – from our gardens $20 each (20 pieces)

Interested in further connecting to the artists?!
This community collaboration is in association with Fear and Care for the Fate of the World, an exhibition of time-based artwork presented by Gallery Gachet throughout November and December 2020. Visit for more information.

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