Phillips Concept Beehive

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Besides being beautifully nifty and producing an unlimited supply of free, safely retrieved honey, this “beehive” makes a one-home-at-a-time attempt to support the pollination crucial to the world’s agricultural system. The wall-mounted system gives bees access to the outside and human hands a trap door through which to get all the sweet stuff they want. Though the beehive hasn’t been produced, the process—push a button to release a puff of smoke to relax the swarm, open the trap door for honey and close without releasing bees into the house—seems simple enough and plenty rewarding on all fronts.