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Helping to create Tomorrow's World: The Princesshay honey flow

Princesshay, a dominant city centre scheme jointly owned by our UK Shopping Centre Fund and The Crown Estate, has launched a new piece of commissioned public art by Exeter based artist Amy Shelton. The initiative is part of the asset's City Bee project.

The Princesshay Honey Flow light box is situated in Bampfylde Lane, opposite Princesshay’s customer service office.  To celebrate the occasion, Princesshay and local arts charity, Honeyscribe hosted a series of bee themed events for visitors of all ages as part of Honeyscribe’s Hive project.

The Princesshay Honey Flow light box by nationally renowned, local artist Amy Shelton, is a bespoke, specially commissioned public artwork which showcases the plants most important to the Princesshay honey bees collecting pollen and nectar across Exeter, from the first flowers of spring right through the seasons.  Visitors to the light box will be able to see the city from a bee’s perspective.

Artist Amy Shelton has exhibited at prestigious venues across the country and beyond including at Southbank, Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, Eden Project and DAAD Gallery Berlin.  The Princesshay Honey Flow light box is the first of her works to be displayed in a public outdoor space and the first piece that Shelton has created around a specific location.

Princesshay’s City Bee project began in 2012, when a rooftop garden was created for honey bees in Princesshay as part of an environmental initiative which forms part of the company’s wider biodiversity strategy. Now entering its fourth year, Princesshay’s city bee project continues to grow, with the project now housing five hives with approximately 100,000 bees. Honey that is harvested from Princesshay’s city bee project is sold in Chandos Deli, located in Roman Walk with all proceeds donated to Princesshay’s Charity of the Year, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.

The project is a fine example of how TH Real Estate is helping to create a lasting contribution to Tomorrow's World which supports thriving communities, businesses and ecosystems.


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