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MIT Media Lab designs synethetic indoor apiaries to keep honeybees safe year-round

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 08, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Oct 07, 2016

A new honeybee helper could give the tiny pollinators a safe place to reproduce and thrive. The Synthetic Apiary was produced by designer and architect Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter group, part of the MIT Media Lab. Understanding that recent bee die-offs are due in large part to environmental conditions and exposure to pesticides, the designers theorize that controlled, indoor bee habitats could help the little buzzers survive year-round. The creation...






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