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It’s like a sci-fi movie come to life – a colony of giant bees occupying one side of the Eureka Tower. Sitting on top, the queen presides over her golden minions and you almost wonder: are they busy making honey or planning an attack? Designed by Richard Stringer, the work was created from anodized aluminium and installed in late 2007. As they gleam in the afternoon sunlight, it’s difficult not to do a quick double-take. While bees are an obvious metaphor for industrious activity, they also represent harmonious high density living. Bees have more to teach us than we might think.