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The Open Source Beehives project is a collaborative response to the threat faced by bee populations in industrialised nations around the world. We design hives that can support bee colonies in a sustainable way, to monitor and track the health and behaviour of a colony as it develops. Each hive contains an open source sensory kit, The Smart Citizen Kit, which can transmit to an open data platform: The OSBH project is a collaboration between Open Tech Forever and Fab Lab…

LAHI015 A hollow log hive of the Cevennes reveals the details of circular comb architecture. Honey has already been harvested from this hive, on the left, honey-loaded combs have been cut with a curved blade. The hollow log hive is covered with a stone shingle, a major improvement from the straw hive has it allows to harvest part of the honey without destroying the colony. Photo by Eric Tourneret

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An Educational Display of Clay Beehives of the Stingless Trigona Bees (Scaptotrigona) Puebla State Photographic Print by Eric Tourneret - Al...