The Great Hive Mind is a striking installation made from reclaimed scaffolding poles. It contains an observation hive which is home to a colony of around 25,000 bees expected to rise to more than 50,000 by next summer.
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Not to be confused with your, er, private parts, the cleverly named BuBees is a limited collection of top bar beehives made in Malibu by designer Steve Steere.
The top bar design mimics the way bees live in nature. Each beehive is equipped with 24 bars and a viewing window where you can watch your bees at work. The hive can also accommodate any size swarm via two solid boards (which run the entire width of the hive) that adjust to make the space inside smaller or larger.
To build the hives, Steere salvaged almost 100% of the wood from a Long Beach bookstore and a neighbor’s construction project, which should last for the construction of 100 hives. The range is available in green, aqua, gray, pumpkin, salmon, or mustard nontoxic milk paint.
via Made in Malibu: BuBees Beehive | Apartment Therapy.