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Genius Company Installs Beehives In Your Living Room, And Here’s How It Works
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Genius Company Installs Beehives In Your Living Room, And Here’s How It Works

As you probably know already, the bee population is in a consistent decline and has been for some time, with modern industrial farming methods and loss of habitat being identified causes.

This is bad news for all of us, as bees do the crucial job of pollinating so many of the plants that we rely on for food. In order to counter this, we have to come up with innovative solutions, as we all know how difficult it is to make huge, moneymaking corporations change their damaging practices.

BEEcosystem has created a system of wall-mounted observation hives, that can be easily expanded in a hexagonal, honeycomb style, and even lets you invite the bees into your living room. This concept, bringing bees closer to humans in an urban environment, is not only good for the bee population as a whole, but it increases the understanding of the importance of bees and their role, as we learn to live side-by-side.

The system has been designed with safety in mind, so that even novice bee-keepers can use it with a peace of mind that few other systems offer. Because yeah, we can understand the trepidation that many people, brought up to fear bees and their sting, might have when sitting next to a few thousand of them on the couch.

You can watch the bees in action as they do their amazing work and build up their colony, see how they create honeycomb and beeswax, and even harvest honey if you are feeling hungry. Check out the BEEcosystem in action below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

More info: BEEcosystem

This is the BEEcosystem, a new way to help curb the decline of bees

It matters because of the crucial job they do by pollinating the plants that we rely on for food

So bringing them closer to us and giving them spaces to thrive in urban environments, is crucial

The hexagonal hives can be mounted inside the home

As well as outside

They easily connect together to expand your hive space

The bees come inside through secure tubing that fits through any window

Almost like a ‘cat flap’ for bees

You can watch your busy bees at work from the comfort of your couch

As the colony grows, helping to support the environment

 

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Sophster
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

now I will only have to come up with a few thousand names

PyroarRanger
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hmm, Jill, Emily, Emma, Jillian, Zoey, Clare, Sophie, Sophia, Sam...

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Zori the degu
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The first time I saw something like that was when I went to Vienna's Natural History museum. It's so stunning to see all these bees... And it's even cooler in the real life. Accidents do happen. But then again, bees never attack for no reason. I hold bees in my bare hands from time to time and I'm ok. The only time I got stung was when I accidentally stepped on a bee and I doubt the poor thing did it intentionally. To sum it up, I would love to have one of those beehives at home. I would double check it, though, so there are no surprises for both bees and I.

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Virginie Michaud
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Adding hives is not the right solution because it doesn't address the causes of bee decline. Any attempt at promoting beekeeping as the solution, especially if the message is that it is easy and requires little to no maintenance or skill, should actually be considered bee-washing and is susceptible or causing more harm than good by : - creating a false sense that the problem is being adressed - adding domestic bees in excess of what the already resource poor environment can support - adding more domestic bees, introduced from Europe, that would compete for resources with wild bees - having more colonies with inadequate sanitary management that would spead morw diseases Beekeeping is complex, time consuming and shouldn't be presented as easy or simple. And by the way, a honeycomb always points up and down, otherwise it would collapse. So the design isn't right either 😂

Larry Cosgrave
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't see what you mean by combs pointing up and down. Those ones the bees are building in there are natural combs. The cells point slightly upward from the bottom to the entrance as in pic and are slightly smaller diameter than the cells forced upon bees that are provided with (greedy) human-made embossed foundation. honeycomb-...34e86f.jpg honeycomb-5a874b034e86f.jpg

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Sophster
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

now I will only have to come up with a few thousand names

PyroarRanger
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hmm, Jill, Emily, Emma, Jillian, Zoey, Clare, Sophie, Sophia, Sam...

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Zori the degu
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The first time I saw something like that was when I went to Vienna's Natural History museum. It's so stunning to see all these bees... And it's even cooler in the real life. Accidents do happen. But then again, bees never attack for no reason. I hold bees in my bare hands from time to time and I'm ok. The only time I got stung was when I accidentally stepped on a bee and I doubt the poor thing did it intentionally. To sum it up, I would love to have one of those beehives at home. I would double check it, though, so there are no surprises for both bees and I.

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Virginie Michaud
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Adding hives is not the right solution because it doesn't address the causes of bee decline. Any attempt at promoting beekeeping as the solution, especially if the message is that it is easy and requires little to no maintenance or skill, should actually be considered bee-washing and is susceptible or causing more harm than good by : - creating a false sense that the problem is being adressed - adding domestic bees in excess of what the already resource poor environment can support - adding more domestic bees, introduced from Europe, that would compete for resources with wild bees - having more colonies with inadequate sanitary management that would spead morw diseases Beekeeping is complex, time consuming and shouldn't be presented as easy or simple. And by the way, a honeycomb always points up and down, otherwise it would collapse. So the design isn't right either 😂

Larry Cosgrave
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't see what you mean by combs pointing up and down. Those ones the bees are building in there are natural combs. The cells point slightly upward from the bottom to the entrance as in pic and are slightly smaller diameter than the cells forced upon bees that are provided with (greedy) human-made embossed foundation. honeycomb-...34e86f.jpg honeycomb-5a874b034e86f.jpg

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