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Urban Bee Hive- For modern city Living Gardens

Built in response to the 3D design project titled ‘Crisis’, for my foundation Art course. I had to research crisis and how to possibly prevent one. Tougher than it sounds. After a few mis-steps I came up with the idea of creating a small hive to encourage city dwellers to help the bee population thrive.
I made it in 5 hours from materials scavenged from the workshop. MDF, balser, perspex and chicken wire were deliberately chosen so I could then personalise the outside design.

With more time I would have made propped legs for it to have stood on ( rather than bricks) and added an alternative roof changeable wooden roof , for sunny days.

I’m pleased with the outcome and idea, I would like to experiment in the future with different colours of perspex for variation.

The Bee hive in the Workshop
Beehive in the workshop

My Bee hive with Friends

The final design

The final design


2 responses to “3DD Bee Hive

  1. I think this is a very practical construction to provide a simple solution to a complex problem. Bees, particularly the honey and bumble bees, are under threat from pesticides, invasive species such as the Asian hornet and the increasing urbanization of rural areas by man.
    They are essential for pollinating plants and trees and scientists admit that they would find this task virtually impossible for man to replicate. If more people were to build these bee-hives in their gardens then that would help to counteract the loss of beehives in their natural environment.

  2. Great shot of the cat checking out the hive. It looks excellent and the theme of providing a home for bees is a really good one. Well done and keep up the good work

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