Nemaha County Leadership Class in southeast Nebraska is putting the state’s insect, the honeybee, on the map. Inspired by Wamego, KS’s, public art project, Nemaha County is displaying 21, 38” tall polyurethane resin honeybees painted by local artists across Nemaha County. Visitors will be able to find the painted bee sculptures in the towns of Brownville, Auburn, Peru, and Johnson.
In addition to celebrating Nebraska’s state insect, the leadership class is intending to draw attention to the fact that honeybees are on decline and inspire more interest in the insect. They also hope the bee art project will be starting point for the county to start a honey festival and create a destination for all things honeybee.