Most of us would love to help the bees but have no idea how to establish our own hives. The genius team behind the BEEcosystem aims to change that with their modular indoor observation beehives that ship with the colony already established.
This removes the guesswork, not to mention the fear, of getting a hive established. With the devastating decline of honeybees threatening our food supply, it is more critical than ever for humanity to get involved in restoring their populations!
The BEEcosystem is a hexagonal cedar observational hive, “small enough to be manageable in non traditional beekeeping spaces,” but also large enough to produce cut-comb honey. The viewing window on the hive allows people to see the bees at work on the hive.
It is a wall installation that can be placed indoors or outdoors, and it comes with a red light filtering cover that helps maintain the bees’ natural cycles irrespective of artificial lighting in the room. It even come with a transfer tube setup for sliding windows, so bees can leave or enter the hive as they please. The hive is modular, which means new ones can easily be attached as the colony expands.
The BEEcosystem is incredibly user friendly too – the honey bees come pre-installed so all the end user needs to do is mount the hive on a wall using the wall bracket provided. The unit is pretty easy to maintain as well – it has a cleaning drawer that collects debris from the bottom of the hive, while keeping the bees safely away. A top feeder allows bees to be fed when certain flowers are in bloom.
The hives will produce honey, but the company makes no claim that their observation hive will become a honey factory. Instead, this design was 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.