The Bees Knees

by Lauren Meyer

Design Statement

The Bees Knees is a fun and vibrant display of a honeybee hive. Bee hives are constantly abuzz with movement from bees collecting honey to building the honeycomb. Honey bees (the state bug of New Jersey) also talk to each other through dance, telling others where the best flowers are and giving accurate directions up to 6 kilometers away. The bold geometric shapes and lively colors of the honeycomb on The Bees Knees help convey this constant and exciting movement. The larger-than life honeybees help bring the viewers’ attention to how unique and beautiful these important insects are. Maybe you too will want to start dancing after visiting this spire!

Materials:  Acrylic paint

Dimensions:  5″ x 5″ x 51″

Map/Spire Number: 50

Location: Bear Tavern Elementary School

Address: 1162 Bear Tavern Road, Titusville NJ

About the Artist

About the Artist

Lauren Meyer is an artist, teacher and graphic designer living and working in Central New Jersey. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015 and has worked in many different positions teaching and creating art, such as prototyping electric cars and bikes, teaching art classes from ages 2 to adult at the Arts Council of Princeton, creating logos for Princeton University and designing full time for the real estate company, Larken Associates. You can find more of her work at



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Artistic Accolades:

“This expertly executed multi-color design buzzs with energy.”