25 Aug '11, 4pm

This beautiful woven Straw & wood bee hive creates a more natural environment for bees. #beekeeping #bees

This beautiful woven Straw & wood bee hive creates a more natural environment for bees. #beekeeping #bees

More and more bee enthusiasts are taking on small-scale, natural beekeeping , whether it's in dense urban areas like New York City , Tokyo and Hong Kong , or in more open spaces like one's own backyard . For the novice beekeeper, the myriad of methods and hive designs can be bewildering. Plus, can better hive design help mitigate phenomena like colony collapse disorder ? To that end, it's gratifying to see that beekeeping's evolution and the health of bee populations can be tackled from a design angle -- as student designer Tom Back's Thrive Hive does with its intriguing straw-covered, barrel-shaped bottom.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/thrive-hive-woven...

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