Good of the Hive Bee Mural nears completion in Downtown Bangor
If you have turned from State Street onto Harlow Street, a busy intersection in downtown Bangor and right after you made the turn look up you’ve seen it.
Or if you come down Park Street and look over your left shoulder just as you make that forced turn onto Harlow Street, you’ve seen it.
The giant 3-dimensional bees in the massive mural on the wall of the building that houses Pepino’s Restaurant at 47 Park Street.
Officially it is called The Good of the Hive. Part of a worldwide project by Catskills, New York artist Matt Willey.
Matt is painting 50,000 honeybees. That’s the number of bees in a healthy thriving hive. Notice the authenticity of the bees surrounding the Queen like an actual hive.
Matt says he is:
devoting his life to this cause because it is so important.
Bees are so important to the environment. And healthy bees are necessary for our world.
And the Bangor part of the project is about to be completed. The finishing touches are being done on the 3-story mural that Matt has been working on for the past month or so.
Just a few more bees to go. Hand painted bees, and a unique and interesting mural that is part of a project all over America, and all over the world. And each mural is individual and planned, inspired and painted locally.
The Good of the Hive is a partnership Bangor Beautiful and Bangor Savings Bank. And Matt has a Facebook page to learn more.