The average city dweller probably doesn't appreciate bees to the extent that they deserve, so some clever scheme is necessary to make the public welcome these insects back into the metropolitan ecosystem. The Ru Urban Beehive makes the process a much more appealing one by becoming a thing of beauty that would greatly add to one's small city garden, balcony or patio.
Marc-André Roberge came up with a gorgeous sculptural habitat for the black and yellow striped bugs, made from wood with a slender stem and a blossom-like enclosure on top. From the neck of the Ru Urban Beehive extends a curling and descending ramp that broadens gradually and accommodates a band of planted flowers. This feature is inspired by the iconic Montreal fire escape and would flourish with its first new occupants.