Harry Parkinson

Project Apiary: BeeOne


I have designed a beehive that creates a richer relationship between humans and bees, encouraging more people to keep bees. This will help boost the declining bee numbers. The hive allows bees to live more naturally with the aesthetic derived from wild hives. Utilising recyclable and biodegradable materials, the design targets humans by allowing them to see the inner workings of a beehive while retaining practicalities seen in conventional hives.
I enjoy designing and making products and objects that benefit people with the aim of creating little waste. I am passionate about all aspects of design; from furniture to transport and everything in between. I want to design to create more lasting relationships between people and products.
Bachelor of Design (Hons) Industrial
The design aims to be convenient for humans and natural for bees. Drawing on areas that beehives do not currently cater to.
The bee hive has been seen as a honey source for too long. This product aims to shift the attitude by showing people the life of a hive, first hand.
Using recyclable and biodegradable materials, the design is in keeping with the ideology of helping the environment.
The stand acts as a support and clamp for the transparent bowls to hold the lid and frames. This emphasises the effect of a natural hive.