Reimagining the Observation Hive
BEEcosystem is an observation honeybee hive designed to make pollinator education more accessible, as well as marketable within agritourism and ecotourism industries. Indoor/outdoor wall-mountable and modular, it grows along with your colony inside.
From our design perspective, we wanted to create a hive that intentionally provokes meaningful conversations about honeybees. In deliberately differing BEEcosystem from existing styles of beehives, we celebrate a fusion of old and new ideas in apiculture: an emergent hive form, with a familiar top bar functionality.
With a slim wall-mounted profile that can be incorporated into nontraditional beekeeping spaces, each BEEcosystem unit contains six top bar frames to produce foundationless comb.