OSMIA

Year 

2016

Material 

medium density fibreboard (MDF)

Dimensions

ø 22cm H 4 cm

How can the extinction of bees in urban areas be reduced? Especially in cities, wild bees have difficulty to nest and to overwinter their fragile brood. Osmia is a nesting aid that can be attached to balconies or trees. The holes are wind protected. Because of its staggered entrance, it can't rain into the inside nor wind can destroy the brood. The front of the disc is designed in a color space that can be perceived by bees. This project is an ongoing cooperation with the German beekeepers association will be tested next year. The aim is to make the design available on the Platform Opendesk.