Designer: Nathanael Martin
Beekeepers in the urban environment have unique needs and motivations for beekeeping. The traditional hive requires the bee keeper to stoop, lift, and stack heavy loads in order to manage the bees. All hives need a dedicated buffer zone between the bees and people in order to avoid unwanted interaction. By allowing the hives to be elevated overhead, the bees’ flight patterns do not interfere with human activities on the ground level. The hives can be easily lowered to an individual’s ideal working height and then raised up again without upsetting the bees.