We humans owe a great deal of gratitude to bees. A third of what we eat is the direct result of the tiny insects’ commendable work ethic. About 80% of all worldwide pollination is due to the tireless efforts of the tiny but fierce workforce. Unfortunately, in the process of building our homes and cultivating our gardens, we have delivered a heavy blow to the livelihood of these fuzzy pollinators. The loss of environment due to climate change and pesticides has also accelerated a pathway towards extinction for bees. Luckily, IKEA has an innovation hub called SPACE10 to correct course.
In collaboration with design studio Bakken & Bæck and designer Tanita Klein, SPACE10 has started the Bee Home project—an online hive designer where users can download designs for free. Additionally, no tools are needed to construct the homes. The site also features an interactive map where you can locate