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(Mother Nature Network)   A beehive for hipsters. "It kind of looks like something that Lt. Ellen Ripley would have set fire to with a blow torch"   (mnn.com) divider line 70
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2011-11-05 07:28:48 AM
Nuke it from space, it's the only way to be certain
 
2011-11-05 07:29:42 AM
FTA: and, last but not least, a poop gas-powered kitchen island

POOP ISLAND!

/which I think beats Pen Island, right?
 
2011-11-05 07:30:24 AM
That's not hipster, subby. There's a difference between cool design and a fixie.
 
2011-11-05 07:33:11 AM
Of course, if there isn't any way to clean the inside of the glass that thing will look like shiat in about two months.
 
2011-11-05 07:35:03 AM
I don't know how to feel about this. On one hand it looks ridiculous and takes away the whole point of owning a hive (to wear the bees as a beard to impress chicks) but it would be so much easier to fresh honey.
 
2011-11-05 07:37:06 AM
I mostly skimmed this one, but I am imagining some horrific malfunctions with this.
 
2011-11-05 07:37:38 AM
The dog's meat. Have you seen it?
 
2011-11-05 07:39:25 AM
I think its cool and I want one.
 
2011-11-05 07:42:01 AM
Link, obligatory, one each.
 
2011-11-05 07:48:50 AM
Ok, the concept at first is cool, until I read the details....

the Hive is on the INSIDE of your house. Contained unit, so that is no problem at first. However, to harvest honey, you have to open that side. Smoke or not, I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.

Perhaps the idea would be better suited to a patio/balcony set up, instead of the damned sliding glass door.
 
2011-11-05 07:53:45 AM
It looks like it would be too hot for the bees in warmer climates. And maybe too cold in winter. And the article says that there are frames, but it doesn't look like it to me. How does the smoker work? Is it always on, if you just have to pull a cord?

I'm a beekeeper wanna-be. When I can have bees, I want to get hive boxes that can expand if the need arises. More bees = more honey.
 
2011-11-05 07:57:10 AM

DysphoricMania: Ok, the concept at first is cool, until I read the details....

the Hive is on the INSIDE of your house. Contained unit, so that is no problem at first. However, to harvest honey, you have to open that side. Smoke or not, I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.

Perhaps the idea would be better suited to a patio/balcony set up, instead of the damned sliding glass door.


Exactly. I'm sure for people interested in bees it would be really awesome, but I only tolerate bees when they're outside the sliding glass door.
 
2011-11-05 07:57:12 AM
Do be a Do-bee.

/oh gawd, just dated myself there....
 
2011-11-05 08:01:12 AM
FTFA: This is a sustainable, environmentally friendly product concept that has direct educational effects. The city benefits from the pollination, and humans benefit from the honey and the therapeutic value of observing these fascinating creatures in action.

OW! These things are OW! fascin OW! ating! OW!
 
2011-11-05 08:10:02 AM
Blow torch:
i44.tinypic.com

Not a blow torch:
i44.tinypic.com

/pet peeve
 
2011-11-05 08:11:07 AM
I for one welcome our new bee overlords
 
2011-11-05 08:17:09 AM
Something was bugging me-

No Nick Cage pics yet?
 
2011-11-05 08:22:54 AM
"Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to (according to a confession by PG & E earlier this week) 190,000 pulses of radiation a day. If you have one, get rid of it! Because those "smart" meter radiation pulses can affect your family, also. (At least the bees can fly away.) Exchange it for the old, reliable, safe analog electric meter.

/That is all.
 
2011-11-05 08:33:10 AM

DysphoricMania: I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.


How do you feel about porn spit? Sincere or superficial?
 
2011-11-05 08:33:51 AM

PsiChi: "Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to (according to a confession by PG & E earlier this week) 190,000 pulses of radiation a day. If you have one, get rid of it! Because those "smart" meter radiation pulses can affect your family, also. (At least the bees can fly away.) Exchange it for the old, reliable, safe analog electric meter.

/That is all.


Tried that.... GA Powah told me to find another company if I felt that strongly about it. There is no other company here, so.... we just live on one side of the house for now.
 
2011-11-05 08:36:37 AM

Softens_hands_while_you_do_the_dishes: DysphoricMania: I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.

How do you feel about porn spit? Sincere or superficial?


Would depend really. Do you mean just saliva, or sperm as well? The former is just a gal trying to help things along with extra lubrication... The latter is an ungrateful who-er to be wasting a man-gift.
 
2011-11-05 08:52:21 AM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: The dog's meat. Have you seen it?


Random Bowler Hat Guy at the end was the best.
 
2011-11-05 08:58:19 AM
This may sting a bit.

Bees in my wall space?

Decline of (sub)urban bees is more likely due to chemical use in support of The Cult of The Lawn.

Some cities do not allow beekeeping. Mine doesn't.
 
2011-11-05 09:04:51 AM
DysphoricMania

PsiChi: "Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to [...] 190,000 pulses of radiation a day.

[...] we just live on one side of the house for now.


Need more tinfoil?
 
2011-11-05 09:09:23 AM

DysphoricMania: Ok, the concept at first is cool, until I read the details....

the Hive is on the INSIDE of your house. Contained unit, so that is no problem at first. However, to harvest honey, you have to open that side. Smoke or not, I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.

Perhaps the idea would be better suited to a patio/balcony set up, instead of the damned sliding glass door.


Smoke or not. You're still gonna have a lot of pissed off bees when you open that sucker.

/Stung lots of times while gathering honey from hives.
 
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2011-11-05 09:47:47 AM
LadyMech

Honey bees can keep warm in winter in northern climates. They form a big, quivering mass. Their muscular exertion and the high bee-to-surface area ratio keeps the hive warm. The honey is so they can eat over the winter to maintain that effort. Read Winter World if you're interested in the subject of how animals survive cold winters.
 
2011-11-05 09:47:58 AM
www.ecohomeguy.com

Been there, done that...

/as hot as Chuck is...
 
2011-11-05 09:53:42 AM
It's too bad, this item has no use for me.

I hate honey.. and hipsters.
 
2011-11-05 10:06:33 AM
bees? inside my house? How about NO? Does that work for you? Well, too la-de-da farking bad.

Seriously. WTF is the matter with people?
 
2011-11-05 10:26:33 AM

danno_to_infinity: bees? inside my house? How about NO? Does that work for you? Well, too la-de-da farking bad.

Seriously. WTF is the matter with people?


The bees access is from the outside. They are totally contained on the inside. To install that thing, you have to cut a hole in your house.

they used to have a similar set up at the Cleveland Zoo. Really cool.
 
2011-11-05 10:31:43 AM
To harvest honey, simply pull a string to release smoke into the shell (this pacifies pisses off the bees) and release the top cover.

I like my condo like I like my coffee.... COVERED IN BEES!

/how about 'NO'?
//does 'NO' work for you?
 
2011-11-05 10:32:39 AM

DysphoricMania: Do be a Do-bee.

/oh gawd, just dated myself there....


Bwa! wrong thread. hehehe

beware of penguins!
 
2011-11-05 10:45:06 AM

DysphoricMania: the Hive is on the INSIDE of your house. Contained unit, so that is no problem at first. However, to harvest honey, you have to open that side. Smoke or not, I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.


This. Sounded pretty good until I saw as much.
 
2011-11-05 10:45:15 AM
Read that as "Eleanor Rigby". Pouring hot coffee into my eyes, even as we sleep speak.
 
2011-11-05 10:52:15 AM

supayoda: DysphoricMania: the Hive is on the INSIDE of your house. Contained unit, so that is no problem at first. However, to harvest honey, you have to open that side. Smoke or not, I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.

This. Sounded pretty good until I saw as much.


If you do manage to placate all the bees, you'll have a room full of smoke. It's a win/win.
 
2011-11-05 10:52:21 AM
Actually, at that point Ellen Ripley had not yet had her Interstellar Commerce Commission license restored, and was only loosely attached to the USCM as a Weyland-Yutani civilian contractor. I guess "Loader Operator First Class Ellen Ripley" doesn't quite fly off the page at you.


/yes, total farking pedantic nerd
 
2011-11-05 10:54:54 AM
I was expecting a ridiculous hairdo.

This thing looks pretty cool, but not terribly functional. The flowers are just for show; that much pollen would load up about 2 bees once. Like getting one pinch of fish food when you buy an aquarium. The average bee has about a 500 mile engine life, and cruising around a city looking for window boxes is sure to burn out said bees quickly. Also, the hive is on the inside of the house. That is a problem.
 
2011-11-05 11:11:53 AM

DingleberryMoose: supayoda: DysphoricMania: the Hive is on the INSIDE of your house. Contained unit, so that is no problem at first. However, to harvest honey, you have to open that side. Smoke or not, I do not relish the thought of an open bee hive in my home whilst gathering said bee vomit.

This. Sounded pretty good until I saw as much.

If you do manage to placate all the bees, you'll have a room full of smoke. It's a win/win.


the bees are barely placated, there's a reason the pro's still cover up head to toe. And I can see a d-bag trying to open it during a party.
 
2011-11-05 11:14:56 AM

DysphoricMania: PsiChi: "Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to (according to a confession by PG & E earlier this week) 190,000 pulses of radiation a day. If you have one, get rid of it! Because those "smart" meter radiation pulses can affect your family, also. (At least the bees can fly away.) Exchange it for the old, reliable, safe analog electric meter.

/That is all.

Tried that.... GA Powah told me to find another company if I felt that strongly about it. There is no other company here, so.... we just live on one side of the house for now.


Any rules against putting a faraday cage around it? you know for the bees.
 
2011-11-05 11:15:47 AM

PsiChi: "Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to (according to a confession by PG & E earlier this week) 190,000 pulses of radiation a day.


How many "pulses of radiation" are given off each day by your local radio and TV stations?
 
2011-11-05 11:17:28 AM

Impending Broom: I was expecting a ridiculous hairdo.

This thing looks pretty cool, but not terribly functional. The flowers are just for show; that much pollen would load up about 2 bees once. Like getting one pinch of fish food when you buy an aquarium. The average bee has about a 500 mile engine life, and cruising around a city looking for window boxes is sure to burn out said bees quickly. Also, the hive is on the inside of the house. That is a problem.


Think of the higher level of pollution in cities, and all the particulate matter in the air that will then coat the pollen.

Mmmm mmmm mmmm.... That's what I want in my honey, particles of partially combusted diesel fuel.
 
2011-11-05 11:19:47 AM
ninjamonkey.us
 
2011-11-05 11:22:21 AM

PsiChi: "Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to (according to a confession by PG & E earlier this week) 190,000 pulses of radiation a day. If you have one, get rid of it! Because those "smart" meter radiation pulses can affect your family, also. (At least the bees can fly away.) Exchange it for the old, reliable, safe analog electric meter.

/That is all.


So.... the bees don't know the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation either?
 
2011-11-05 11:23:56 AM

Larva Lump: DysphoricMania

PsiChi: "Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to [...] 190,000 pulses of radiation a day.

[...] we just live on one side of the house for now.

Need more tinfoil?


I think there's a new vaccine for that.
 
2011-11-05 11:27:34 AM
The Urban beehive?

Probably go the way of
img33.imageshack.us
 
2011-11-05 11:29:35 AM
I'm gonna get one for the kids' room.
 
2011-11-05 11:38:17 AM
cool link I stumbled upon recently...

Deep Ecology Project

"Prototype development for HAVEN was made possible by a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation"
 
2011-11-05 12:09:05 PM

a17rwk: cool link I stumbled upon recently...

Deep Ecology Project

"Prototype development for HAVEN was made possible by a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation"


That sounds like a euphemism even though I know better.
 
spr
2011-11-05 12:15:32 PM
Longtime organic beekeeper here:

This hive is pure bullshiat, top to bottom. The fool who purchases it deserves derision and punishment. I got a great laugh out of this, and will be using it as a source of mockery in my future workshops.

In short, no: it won't work. At all. Not in the slightest. Not even for one season.

That is all.
 
2011-11-05 12:23:14 PM

PsiChi: "Smart" meters are killing bees. They give off up to (according to a confession by PG & E earlier this week) 190,000 pulses of radiation a day. If you have one, get rid of it! Because those "smart" meter radiation pulses can affect your family, also. (At least the bees can fly away.) Exchange it for the old, reliable, safe analog electric meter.

/That is all.


Mind you, this is the chick who vehemently defends psychics...
 
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