There is no question that bee populations around the world are facing increasingly inhospitable environmental conditions and the 'Synthetic Apiary' was created to help counter this fact.
The space was designed by MIT's 'Mediated Matter Group' which specializes in "nature-inspired design and fabrication." The Synthetic Apiary is being used for research purposes as well as to house bees in an environment that matches the ideal living conditions they require. The space was designed to ensure and optimize bees' health and ways of life and features humidity and light levels that were designed to replicate the environmental conditions seen during the month of May.
This bee sanctuary is crucial in a world where the depletion of the bee population needs to be addressed immediately for the sake of the health of the environment, animals and human beings.