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!
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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
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You can watch your busy bees at work from the comfort of your couch
As the colony grows, helping to support the environment