In an effort to solve the colony collapse issue, a new project enables people to nurture their own populations.

Open Source Beehives is a citizen science project developed by a team of ecologists, beekeepers, makers, engineers, and open source advocates who want to solve the colony collapse issue. Currently raising funds on Indiegogo, it enables people to download and print a beehive for their own garden.

Two beehives have been designed for the project, the Colorado Top Bar and the Barcelona Warré. These hives aim to prioritise bee colony health, make beekeeping more accessible, and allow people to log and study the health of a colony.

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