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Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Seo Won Hong
Design Type: Concept, Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Design Matter
Team Members: Seo Won Hong
The world lost about 40% of honeybee colonies last year. Though humans may be able to survive without them, the huge amounts of vegetables and fruits that we consume would simply be unable to exist. Bees pollinate crops such as apples, cranberries, melons, almonds, and broccoli. Fruits like blueberries and cherries are 90% dependent on honey bee pollination, and during bloom time, almonds depend entirely on honey bees for pollination. Bees are involved in one-third of the foods we eat. In other words, one of the three types of foods can only be produced by bees. By recycling used EUR-pallets that are used for constructions, I wanted give something back for these little creatures. Bee Giving is a project to create a house and also foods for these creatures to live within. These recycled pallets can be placed in homes with gardens, bringing bees back to the city, creating a new environment where bees and humans can coexist.