With bee populations declining globally and monoculture farming destroying their habitats this project focuses on re-designing a beehive for the urban environment. Using CNC routing we have designed a flat-pack top bar beehive that can be assembled easily without tools or glue. The goal is to have it available through open source manufactures such as Ponoko to help hobbyist beekeeping become more accessible and affordable.
-Removable bottom board for monitoring Varroa Mite.
-Interchangeable BeeDoors for different seasons.
-Laser Engraved top bars.
-Lid made from recycled materials.
-Flat Pack into lid.
-Tool and Glue-less assembly.
Video below showing the assembly of the BeeCrib.
Actual time to assemble: 2 minutes 10 seconds.
A group project from the Bachelor of Design Innovation at Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand.
Role: Original Concept, Group Leader and Hive Designer