Made in Malibu: BuBees Beehive

Made in Malibu: BuBees Beehive

Linda Ly
May 22, 2012

Not to be confused with your, er, private parts, the cleverly named BuBees is a limited collection of top bar beehives made in Malibu by designer Steve Steere.

The top bar design mimics the way bees live in nature. Each beehive is equipped with 24 bars and a viewing window where you can watch your bees at work. The hive can also accommodate any size swarm via two solid boards (which run the entire width of the hive) that adjust to make the space inside smaller or larger.

To build the hives, Steere salvaged almost 100% of the wood from a Long Beach bookstore and a neighbor's construction project, which should last for the construction of 100 hives. The range is available in green, aqua, gray, pumpkin, salmon, or mustard nontoxic milk paint.

Each beehive sells for $300 directly from the BuBees website.

Read More: BuBees beehive: modern architecture for the urban bee at Los Angeles Times

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(Image: BuBees)

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