(c) Moabees, 2022

A Pilots Project


On the second floor of the Urban Stage is the Moabees Studio in which the Moabees honeybee colony and the Moabees group of artists do participative work. They bring together practices from the fields of honeybees, beekeeping, culinary arts, architecture, imagination and playful research in art processes.

Moabees - A Pilots' Project

Honeybees are artists and architects. They are socialists, democrats, monarchists, are gourmets and dancers, pilots and fighters*. In the bee art project Moabees, children and artists develop new perspectives on honey bees in the city and their products honey - wax - and pollen. *The drones are included in the female spelling.

Moabees is a group of artists and beekeepers founded by Elisa Dierson, Bärbel Rothhaar and Katja Marie Voigt at ZK/U in 2013. Moabees develop artistic perspectives on honeybees in urban society.

In our workshop formats, practices from the fields of beekeeping, current bee research, architecture and the imagination enter into synergies. Long-standing cooperation partners include the Moabiter Ratschlag with the Moabit School Garden and the Kunst Werk Stadt Berlin association.

Workshop formats (selection):

Güterverkehr: Bee Consumption! - An entomophagy workshop in fusion with insect cook Nicole Sartirani // Mikrokosmos Berlin.

Sensing Bees - An exploration of human sensory apparatus and the bee eye. Insects and Creeps - The Creepy & Weird Insect Encyclopaedia. Pollen and the Starry Sky - Pollen and Planets - The Starry Eye of the Moab Bee. Wild Herbs and Honey - The Moabees' Cookbook

Once a year in summer, a large honey-centered cinema presentation and exhibition takes place as part of the Speisekino Moabit.

Moabees is a project by Elisa Dierson, Bärbel Rothhaar, Katja Marie Voigt and has been funded since 2013 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the programme Kultur macht Stark - Künste öffnen Welten of the BKJ. It is supported by Kunst Werk Stadt Berlin e.V. in cooperation with KUNSTrePUBLIK. The Moab Beekeeping has been run by beekeepers Elisa Dierson and Katja Marie Voigt since 2012. The apiary, the headquarters of Moabees, is registered with the veterinary office through Kunst Werk Stadt Berlin e.V..

Website: www.moabees.de

Contact: moabees(at)zku-berlin.org