The world’s first 3D-printed wood log hive has been developed in Edinburgh to reverse the troubling decline of honey bee populations around the world.
Source: PBS NewsHour/Youtube
The Lacrima Foundation is a charity that is “dedicated to the conservation and protection of one of the Earth’s most important inhabitant.” The charity teamed up with beekeepers in Europe to work towards a rewilding approach that would offer bees a natural nest habitat and, in turn, create resilience among bee communities.
Honey bees are one of the most important pollinators, and although they may seem small and insignificant, they are vital for the production of our food– we couldn’t eat without them!
With help from local partners, the Foundation created cavity log hives, which allow the bees to live in an undisturbed ecosystem where they can carry out their lives. They install these hives in high sections of tree trunks to emulate natural conditions for the big honey bee populations.
Vince Moucha, the chairman of The Lacrima Foundation, said, “Even though there are other people and organisations working in the field of natural beekeeping, the impact, progress and scope of these projects is minimal and slow, due to limited access to resources and clear vision. I am driven by responsibility and decided to act on it due to the urgency and importance of this matter.”
The Foundation will continue to work with beekeepers in the UK, Europe, and the United States to help our bee populations survive and thrive for them and us! Check out The Lacrima Foundation, where you can see their mission and donate to the cause and even get a honey bee gift bracelet in return.
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