Border Free Bees is truly border free and that is evident in our collaborations in the USA and Mexico.


In 2018 BFB col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Sun Val­ley Cen­ter for the Arts in Ketchum, Ida­ho to bring the exhi­bi­tion For All Is For Your­self to the art cen­ter as part of the gallery show, Bees! The exhi­bi­tion began with com­mu­ni­ty work­shops in Ketchum to cre­ate hand­made, recy­cled paper embed­ded with Lewis Flax seed. The Ketchum bees were com­bined with bees from the Kelow­na exhi­bi­tion (Blan­ket Flower seed) and the first exhi­bi­tion in Rich­mond (Bas­ket of Gold Alyssum seed) to bring the bee colony back to 10,000. All three seeds are native to the North Amer­i­can west.

The sec­ond part of our col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Sun Val­ley Cen­ter for the Arts has been the devel­op­ment of a tem­po­rary pol­li­na­tor pas­ture with three api­ary sculp­tures designed by Evan Hutchin­son on the site of their future home in a new build­ing. The pas­ture will have a 3-year lifes­pan and then the api­ary sculp­tures will move to their per­ma­nent loca­tion at the local ele­men­tary school which is also devel­op­ing a pol­li­na­tor gar­den.

The pas­ture is designed by Megan Smet­zer and Cameron Cartiere to be an “earth quilt” of pol­li­na­tor friend­ly flow­ers form­ing a liv­ing sam­pler anchored with the three api­ary sculp­tures cre­at­ed specif­i­cal­ly for the site.


Bees Exhibition Video


Final Installation Of For All Is For Yourself