London Without Bees is an architectural design concept that prepares for the very real possibility that one day bees will go completely extinct. Designed by former University of Westminster student Ben Kirk, these towers will shoot pollen-filled balloons into the air, where the windstream will help them travel to different points throughout London. Strategically-located recycling centers will then collect the floating spores and distribute them to various city gardens using a special funnel.
Ben Kirk prepares us for the very real possibility that one day, there will be no more bees.
No bees means no honey, no flowers, and seriuosly compromised agricultural production.
Kirk turns to biomimicry for a solution.
His towers launch pollen-filled balloons into the air.
These are then picked up by the windstream and carried throughout the city.
They are then received at recycling centers that then process them for artificial pollination.
A home variety is also available.
Delivered over the shelf in a flat-pack, the "chandelier" hangs off the back of terraced London gardens.
Wind and dangling acetate help to brush the pollen from the anthers of one flower to another's stigma!