Golden Bee is a global collective of creative collaborators inspired by literal and metaphoric engagement with bees. At the heart of the project are notions of interconnection, sustainability in all spheres, and the linking of art, ideas and community to further social and cultural progress.

Golden Bee was initiated by a group of artists, writers and makers who exhibited and performed together in the 1990s in Sydney, Australia and 20+ years later have reconnected to create the Return of Golden Bee.

Our Manifesto

The goal of Golden Bee is to undertake global swarming and create hives of action.

Since 2016 the Golden Bee collective members have been working together to:

  • Establish a dynamic and supportive global network of artists, writers, producers and other creatives who are concerned with sustainability and our shared future
  • Generate awareness and engagement with social and ecological issues, by attracting the attention of the general public through the arts
  • Nurture a community of creative and expressive individuals (and groups) who are committed to working in a broad geographic, artistic and conceptual framework
  • Organise, activate and showcase the participants’ knowledge, skills and artworks
  • Provide opportunities for collaboration, exchange, skills and knowledge sharing
  • Develop an archive and sets of resources for open access to anyone to use for cultural and social development without economic profit, and
  • Affirm the value of philosophical and ethical dimensions in art and society.

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We have an ongoing donation fund on Chuffed Campaign here: International Swarming project 2017.

One thought on “What is this Golden Bee project about?

  1. Yosuke Ono says:

    Hello, my name is Yosuke Ono. I am a freshman at Nagoya University, which is in Japan. I am writing to ask for your help in a global internship program* that I am working on. Its main goal is saving honey bees. I am a member of AIESEC, a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1 million young people who have been through an AIESEC experience. (Please look at this website for more information :

    AIESEC in Japan specializes in providing global internship programs for Japanese students as well as students from other countries. As a member of AIESEC, I provide global internship programs for students in Japan who want to help solve the world’s issues. A few months ago, I learned that honey bees were disappearing from earth. I was surprised by how much impact honey bees had on our lives and knew I had to do something to save them. So I decided to make an internship program that focused on saving honey bees. As I was doing research on what people were doing to help save honey bees, I found you. I strongly felt that it was you that I needed to work with to make a great internship program that can leave an impact on Australia and the world, as well as the Japanese student taking part in it.

    I have some ideas on some of the contents of this internship program. The intern will learn about what people in Japan and Australia are doing to help save honey bees beforehand. The student will then share what they learned, and come up with ideas on how to save honey bees with you, and through that, help solve environmental problems. The global internship programs that AIESEC provides is something that companies or NGOs and AIESEC work together to create. The ideas that I have come up with are just that, ideas. I need your help for this program to become something that will actually help save honey bees. I would like to know if you are willing to work with us.

    I realize that the decision can take several days. So I would like to know how long it will take to make the decision as to whether you will work with us or not in advance.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.
    (my e-mail address is here:

    Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best regards,
    Yosuke Ono

    global internship program*: an internship program that takes place in a different country than the one that the intern is from.


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