MIT Media Lab designs synethetic indoor apiaries to keep honeybees safe year-round
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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. http://vimeo.com/185141395 The creation...