(Group Project - Role: Leader & Hive Designer )
A group project focused on solving a real world problem using digital manufacturing and recyclable materials.
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 help hobbyist beekeeping become more accessible and affordable for everyone.
-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.