The Sun Hive is a bee-friendly hive centered around natural hive geometry and a natural approach to modern beekeeping. The hive was designed by the German sculptor Guenther Mancke, making sure that the form and shape of the hive are created according to natural bee nests.
Pesticides, industrialization and other climate factors are effecting the life of the bees, and ultimately our sustainability and food supply. Bees are the main pollinators of the worlds crops and without the bees, agriculture would fall out of balance and we’d be in danger. You might be wondering why we would be affected by this. Because less crops mean less food, and higher food prices.
This results in an ever increasing problem. Not to mention the fact that bees are in trouble and need a solution that will include the banning of certain pesticides that would harm bees which ultimately harms ourselves, and we need increased beekeeping across the world to reestablish the bee populations that have been damaged.
This particular hive is made out of rye straw and has nine, half moon shaped arched, movable frames
The comb is built naturally and can be almost 2 feet deep. The entrance is located at the bottom of the hive.
The Sun Hive is inspiring and is a reminder that when we set our minds to it we can create good things that help the planet and ourselves at the same time.
Also check out the video below!
H/T to offgridworld; gaiabees
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