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Artist Takes Over Abandoned Telephone Booths with Bee Hives

Photo by ...bumblebee via Flickr
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CurbedLA first noticed these paper mache bee hives appearing around town in company abandoned public telephone booths. Alas, last Friday, mystery solved. The artist, bumblebee, has a Flickr page and a statement:

Telephone companies have been abandoning their public telephone booths by taking out the phones and leaving the structures beehind. (Probably due to the rise in cell phone users.) I want to reuse these structures as a way of communication with the public once more by replacing that empty space with paper-mache beehives. To me, this symbolizes the irony beehind the question, "where have so many of the bees gone" and the theory that cell phone signals have been misguiding their normal patterns of migration

Link added editorially.