Bee Home UP100

Bees are essential for life on our planet. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), nearly 90% of all flowering plant species in the world depend on animal pollinators — this includes roughly one-third of the world’s food supply. Pollinators enable a biodiverse ecosystem, meaning that they have quite literally shaped the world around us. Without the service bees provide, the planet would look very different.

Human impact unwittingly destroyed their homes and natural habitats when building our own houses, cities, and landscaping our gardens. The routine use of pesticides, chemicals, and the advent of monoculture in farming has resulted in the depletion of wildflower meadows and the disappearance of spaces that native bees once called home.

SPACE10 in collaboration with technology-driven design studio Bakken & Bæck and designer Tanita Klein created Bee Home. Bee Home is a free and open-source that enables anyone, to design, customize and download their own Bee Home and take action in preserving the world’s biodiversity.