We toured a bevy of beehives around the world …
and found the variety to be voluminous (good word, eh?).
Yet, there always seems to be a glorious stroke of genius cropping up among the ever-inventive community of conscientious beekeepers.
German apiarist and sculptor Guenther Mancke presents the Sun Hive, which brings beekeepers another step closer to hives built by bees in nature.
“The underlying idea is that by tailoring hives to bees’ natural tendencies, they are apt to thrive and thus, be bolstered against factors causing bee colony collapses,” explains Kimberly Mok of Treehugger.com. “The Sun Hive is meant as a conservation method, rather than for lots of honey production. It’s a beautiful, bee-friendly, and even bee-therapeutic design, made with the bees’ natural inclinations at its very heart.”
Take a peek: