Bees are an important part of the ecosystem but the sad reality is that bee colonies are on the decline. Bearing this in mind, as well as the ever-growing trend towards urbanisation, electronics company Philips conceptualised the Urban Beehive.
The urban beehive is a concept design idea for keeping bees at home. It consists of an outside flower pot with a bee entryway above it. A glass container full of honeycomb frames is on the inside creates the ideal condition for the little buzzers to make their home. A pull to the string at the bottom of the hive will trigger a smoke actuator that will help calming the bees down before opening the cover to collect your fresh home made honey. You wouldn’t normally consider keeping a beehive on the second floor of your loft apartment in the middle of the city, but philips’ urban beehive concept might change your mind.
Info via Philips website