Bee Colony DeclineEvery year, 33% of all bee colonies fail for mysterious reasons. We need to uncover why.
A Citizen Science SolutionWe're building a global and truly open network of concerned citizens who are working together to identify the causes of this issue.
Open Source Hardware & DataWe're developing open source sensor kits that can track a number of hive metrics from temperature, humidity, to a host of others.
The Colorado Top bar hive is a modern adaption of the Kenyan Top Bar beehive. This design increases the hive space by adding top bars in a horizontal direction and has been designed to follow in a tradition of natural beekeeping methods.
Top bar hives also allow the bees to build “natural” or “free” comb. Other styles of hive such as the Langstroth hive typically use pre-made plastic foundations or commercially produced wax comb, whereas Top Bar hives allow the bees to build their own comb, limiting their exposure to foreign substances.Buy This Hive Source Files (58.7k) User Manual
The Warré hive design was originally developed by the French Beekeeper Abbé Émil Warré, and published in 1948 in his book ‘Beekeeping For All’. Warré named the hive the ‘Peoples Hive’ and designed it for ease of use and for amateur beekeepers.
The hive is a vertical top bar style beehive and follows a tradition of natural beekeeping methods.Source Files (60.7k) User Manual
Tomas DiezDir. of Fab Lab Barcelona
Guillem CamprodonCo-Founder of Smart Citizen