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Modular Honeybee Habitats

 

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.

The BEEcosystem has become our benchmark showcase for our company! Although our property is outfitted with countless unique features, nothing compares to the active BEEcosystem; boasting thousands of active bees, improving our local environment, producing honey, and educating curious guests young and old alike. The flexible and sexy design allows us to add additional BEEcosystems or relocate the system if needed, as the aesthetic is modern and adaptable!
— A. Christian Baum, owner at The Co.Space home for changemakers
installed either indoors or out [BEEcosystem’s] modular nature allows for expansion of the hive as it grows
— Derek Markham, TreeHugger
acquainting people and the nature that sustains them, using a simple and elegant hands-on design
— April Greene, Pilot Projects Design Collective
conceived to bring people and bees closer together. To create a relationship. And to get people talking about bees and their how absolutely essential they are to pollinating our food supply.
— Tafline Laylin, Inhabitat
The BEEcosystem observation hive has been designed to help combat falling bee numbers by encouraging people to take up beekeeping and get educated about bees.
— Stu Robarts, New Atlas
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Bring BEEcosystem into your home, business, or environmental education center.