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A Skyscraper Hive For Bees

A Skyscraper Hive For Bees
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The Hive Competition tasked students to create a structure that served an aesthetic and important scientific function.

Kat Popiel
  • 10 may 2013

A group of students  from the University of Buffalo recently constructed a skyscraper for a colony of bees who had before then, turned a boarded up old office block into their home.  As the winning entry of the Hive City competition, students Courtney Creenan, Kyle Mastalinkski, Daniel Nead, Lisa Stern and Scott Selin, responded to a brief requesting the design of a new habitat for the bees.

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Using the hexagonal shape of a natural honeycomb abode, they fused steel panels with triangular patterns to allow light to enter. Whilst the 22′ structure is specifically home to these bees, they’re housed in a cypress box with a laminated glass bottom, positioned at the top portion of the tower.  Described as a ‘bee cab’ to separate bees and humans, visitors are provided with an easy access view to watch the bees build their hives. In addition, the tower entitled ‘Elevator B’ has a pulley system to bring down the bee cab for maintenance giving more meaning to its namesake.

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Hive City Competition

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