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Urban Honey Bee Hives

The Local Bee Hive is a Prebuilt Place for Bees to Flourish

— April 7, 2017 — Eco
The Local Bee Hive is a honey bee hive designed by Will Jordan that acts as a place for bees to flourish without having to worry about predators or disturbances. The Local Bee Hive is ideal as a way for people in urban locations to get involved with beekeeping without having to feel as though they require extensive equipment.

The Local Bee Hive is crafted from wood, cork and mycelium in order to keep the design as natural as possible and reduce the instance of noise disturbances and drastic temperature changes. The honey bee hive comes as a solution for how regular consumers who live in more developed areas can partake in beekeeping or help to support bee colonies in their existing spaces.
Trend Themes
1. Urban Beekeeping - The trend of creating pre-built hives in urban areas provides a new opportunity for businesses to offer beekeeping solutions to city-dwellers.
2. Sustainable Architecture - The use of natural materials, like wood and mycelium, in beehive designs provides a disruptive innovation opportunity for companies looking to create sustainable building solutions.
3. Local Agriculture - The growing trend of urban beekeeping offers a new opportunity for businesses to promote and support local agriculture and sustainable food systems.
Industry Implications
1. Agriculture - Urban beekeeping can be a disruptive innovation for the agriculture industry, providing a new form of sustainable, local food production.
2. Construction - The use of natural materials and sustainable design principles in beehive construction creates a disruptive innovation opportunity for the construction industry to explore eco-friendly building practices.
3. Outdoor Retail - Businesses in the outdoor retail industry can take advantage of the growing trend of urban beekeeping by offering beekeeping equipment and educational resources to city-dwelling enthusiasts.
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