Tuesday, April 29, 2008
We visited the Bee Museum in Nagano last week. On display were bee and hornet nests, all done in sculpture form. The guy who runs this place attaches nests to various objects and then has the bees do their thing. He did a runner holding a torch for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games, a huge nest with "hachi" written in Japanese (hachi means bee), and a long nest measuring about 15 feet tall or more. Some of the creepiest displays were some "paintings" made of bee parts, including legs, wings, bodies, and heads. This place is nuts.