If the honey bees had to die tomorrow, the human race will follow in 4 years. The bees are vanishing and the hives, fabricated from wood, carry a huge problem. They rot, have bugs and other diseases. I have designed and fabricate a fibreglass beehive that has a shelf life of roughly 50 years.

4 Comments to "Honey Homes"

  • Good Morning says:

    September 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    That could be a good idea, collecting honey will teach sensitivity and to give back to the bees, although at first, I remembered that there are movements that do not support taking anything away from creatures that is theirs. Splitting hairs never changed a thing, so then one thinks the next best advantage is to learn sensitivity or be stung. :)

  • Greg Aberdeen says:

    September 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    The concept is to produce ethanol based beehives, as apposed to wooden hives. Less of a carbon print. Wooden hives last about 5 years whereas ours will last 50 years. Our concept is to see communal bee farms. The concept of buying the gun and then just collecting your biltong. Bees are dissapearing world wide, a phenomenon termed colony collapse disorder. This is a massive problem. The more hives we have, with greater hive longevity, will see hives established for years to come. How long does an RDP house hold up against a general house?

    What upsets me about this contest is that it is voter based. I design the bicycle and you design the car. I win based on more votes. That is so sad as your car is far more beneficial than my bicycle. What is the reasoning behind this contest? Aiding in innovation or generating a potential client data base?

    I believe nature is on the brink of collapse. Invention leads to intervention.

  • Ling83 says:

    October 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    this is really a truly inspired, and so environmentally conscious. regardless of a win or note, we need to crowd fund and get this off the ground.

    1. Gregory Hamilton Aberdeen says:

      October 18, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Thank you, we currently seek funding internationally to supply 100 poor rural families with 20 hives each and supply training. This would be to do research and then take the concept to US Aid and the UN poverty upliftment programme. South Africa does not do research grants. Sad.

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