Crops are today closer to deserts for bees since pesticides have poison most of Occidental soils. Recent studies in apiculture have shown that bees living in Europe and US have a greater chance to survive in cities than anywhere else. Since Antiquity there has always been a close relationship between beekeepers and bees. Normally bees live and pollinate in rural areas or in nature where there is an abondant flore, but as it has changed and moved in cities, apiculture will change as well. Can people in the cities become the new generation of beekeepers? The most difficult part and the one that scared inexpert people is the contact with bees and more precisely the manipulation of the honeycomb. So how to make the harvest of honey easy and simple? Well, it could be made by amateur but the tools have to be simple enough to make it accessible to everyone who wish to take part in it. The following pictures and textes will explain the mechanism of the honeycomb and show how simple it is with this design to harvest honey and have his own beehive on a rooftop, a terrasse or in a garden.
The honeycomb is made out of two concentric parts that fits into each other. All alveoles will be used by the bees to put their honey and wax. When the honeycomb is filled, the two parts are offset and create a gap between the two concentric cones which enables the honey to flow and be harvested.
Blue z is an honeycomb that was designed in 2015. Apiculture could be made by amateur in city but the tools have to be simple enough to make it accessible to everyone. A more global participation of citizens in bee's preservation could help bees in Europe and other countries to rise (as they are essential to our ecosystem).