Indoor beekeeping is not only fascinating but it is also one of the most rewarding hobbies. If you have been considering venturing into apiculture (beekeeping) then this is one of the avenues you may consider. However, you need to understand the specific laws and regulations that apply to your specific state before you even start. Fortunately, in most US states a hive or two is allowed and this will provide honeybee products sufficient for your needs.
You have probably heard the revolutionary BEEcosystem. This is a new technology for keeping bees indoors within an urban city. The entire system is a hexagonal hive made of cedar. It is small enough for easy management and is also big enough to produce sufficient honey for household use.
The urban part-time or hobbyist beekeeper will find the BEEcosytem fascinating. It can be compared to a fish aquarium, only that this one has no water and it harbours the territorial honeybee. The environment within the system is friendly for the bees and has been designed in such a way that it can be placed either indoors or outdoors. It also has a light filtering cover that ensures the bees natural cycles are never interrupted by indoor lighting.
BEEcosystem is an observation honeybee hive designed to reconnect you with the nature of honeybees. Indoor/outdoor wall-mountable and modular, BEEcosystem hives grow along with your colony inside.
By incorporating natural designs into our human built environment, we create atmospheres that uplift, inspire, rejuvenate, and educate.
Whether you are a farm-to-table or organic restaurant, eco hotel, vineyard or brewery tasting room, sustainable resort or tourism company, nature center or educational institution, BEEcosystem can add something amazing to your space.
With the design-build capability to create custom pieces around your unique needs and constraints, our low-maintenance biophilic designs range from apiculture to aquaponics, and can be integrated anywhere, indoors or outdoors.
Unlike existing observation hives that are limited by their fixed size, BEEcosystem’s modularity offers the ability to expand the interior hive space by attaching additional wall-mounted HexHive bodies.
If you’re a beekeeper, you know that Langstroth and Warre hives have always expanded vertically by adding new boxes and supers—now, BEEcosystem is the first observation hive to use the same tried and true logic, but over a vertical plane, expanding across your wall in a hexagonal honeycomb-styled design.
source: beecosystem.eu & beekeepclub.com