Harvest Bees at Home



Recently the bee population has declined everywhere expect cities. We still don’t understand the cause but we do know bees are crucial for pollination. To help support the bee population, a Dutch electronic company’s Microbial Home design, an eco-system concept unveiled at this year’s Dutch design week.

Pressed against an opening in a window, the Urban Beehive splits the difference between inside and out, with a flowerpot and entry passage outside and a tinted-glass shell, filled with honeycomb frames, inside. Honey can be harvested by releasing smoke into the hive and opening the top cover.

Beekeeping is still illegal in many cities. New Yorkers are in luck; the city legalized the practice last year, and beekeeping classes are available here

Via FastCoDesign