We think that Urban Beehive concept from Philips is an ingenious design to keep bees at home. The concept allows you to have a glimpse into the fascinating world of these industrious creatures while at the same time you can also harvest the honey that they produce. This concept is sustainable and eco-friendly while it also has educational effects from observing the bees in action. Aside from honey, the other benefits for the city would be pollination.
Designer : Philips Design
The design of Urban Beehive is modern, appealing, and respect the natural behavior of the bees. There are 2 parts: the entry passage and flower pot outside, and the glass vessel containing an array of honeycomb frames inside. The glass shell filters light to let through the orange wavelength which bees use for sight. The bees can build their wax cells from the frames that provide a honeycomb texture. In order to calm the bees before you can open this beehive, smoke can be released into it.
You should know that global bee colonies are declining slowly, Urban Beehive design will contribute to the preservation of these beautiful species, encourage the return of the urban bee. Bees produce honey and propolis, once people understand the health benefits of honey and propolis, we’re sure, this Urban Beehive can have an important role in the home apothecary.