This speculative design project sets out to investigate the global decline of the bee population, focusing particularly on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). CCD is a phenomenon that leads to the majority of worker bees leaving the hive and eventually disappearing. This project is set in 2030; since many scientists say that if we don't change the way humans live; we won't be able to figure it out a solution for CCD and the time with which to fix it will have passed.
Designer: Shau Heng Li
This project contains a collection of objects in order to help bees survive in the worsening environment by placing devices in the urban area; of which include a mite guard dispenser, a bee-detecting device, and a supplement center. If we help bees, in return; bees shall benefit the environment we live in. This project will change the traditional perspectives on beekeeping and its confinement to rural areas, by creating a concise urban environment that provides beneficial probiotics, vital nutrients, and specific chemicals to enable the survival of bees.
Supplement center: Humans use pesticide for farming, but it will kill bees and remain in the soil. The supplement center provides bees with the probiotics and essential nutrients to digest pesticide and allow bees to stay healthy, and survive the deleterious environment in 2030.
Mites guard dispenser: This object attaches a chemical to the bees, in order to kill the Varroa mite. The device is designed to use syrup, which is similar to flowers, to allure bees; who enter the device and are brushed with a chemical to kill mites.
Bee-detecting device: In 2030, the environment is so deleterious that the bee population will decrease dramatically. Scientists will start to count and observe bees with the bee-detecting device, with the assumption that a number of bees can provide a numerical relationship to the health of the environment.
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