One of my goals in life is to have a bee colony, so I can produce honey,
pollinate the neighborhood and help out this country’s amazing but
threatened honeybees. Obviously this is a much greater logistical
challenge than keeping other creatures, which is why I have no bees at
present. But this new concept from Philips could make it a lot easier,
by simply glomming a bee colony onto an apartment window.
The Urban Beehive was developed as part of Philips’ new Microbial Home project,
a self-sufficient closed-loop home concept that also features items
like a methane digester and a plant-based effluent (read: toilet)
filtration system. It's a design concept, so it’s not exactly coming to a
Home Depot near you. But it could, and maybe it should.
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