Seeking to help restore the world’s declining honey bee population, designer Rowan Dunford has created a simple, stackable beehive that makes it easy for anyone to raise bees. Dunford’s aptly named Urban Beehive is user-friendly, inexpensive, and can be flat packed to ship. Dunford’s straightforward design takes the guesswork out of raising bees, so it’s perfect for the beginner beekeeper.

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Rowan Dunford’s Urban Beehive kit is shipped flat and can be set up in a snap, IKEA furniture-style. Each modular unit is stackable, which makes it easy to expand from a small hive up to a larger colony. Bees enter the hive through a slit along the lower back of the hive, and they can begin building inside the cube. Dunford’s beehive comes with the option of customizable flair – the end caps are available in five different colors, so you can coordinate them to suit practically any urban terrace, yard or patio.

Dunford’s Urban Beehive seeks to spur individual citizens to help the dwindling bee population by taking matters into our own hands. Bees pollinate flowers and allow plants to propagate, so their importance to the environment cannot be overlooked. The Urban Beehive is a simple and easy way to support the longevity of bees that fits smartly into any garden.

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