Son de Miel
• Design and development of two beehive prototypes made from reused straws.
• 300 straws = 4 thousand new bees
How could we use one of the issues to help solve the other one?
Finding a way to create awareness about both issues, fight them, and help the apis mellifera, the most important species for pollination, to grow and maintain its population.
Reusing discarded plastic straws to make artificial beehives so bees can reproduce.
We found that artificial beehives are made with polyethilene -same as straws-, and that the diameter of honeycomb cells is of 6 mm -same as the most commonly used straw.
With a functional design based on traditional Langstroth beehives, we collected and sterilized discarded straws, and sent our beehives to apiaries to be populated with bee cores.