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Econooc beehive made from mushroom and plastic waste

Econooc hive logo

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Ireland
City: 
Limerick

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Scope:

Submitted by: 
Technopolis Group
Ongoing: 
Yes
Description: 

Econooc hive is a sustainable solution that aims to recover bee population loss. It is estimated that a third of all bee species in Ireland could be extinct by 2030, causing a crisis for wildlife and horticulture.

The primary material of this beehive is mycelium, a material derived from mushrooms. It is also made using a natural substance that repels viruses that are deadly to bees, such as the varroa mite. The Econooc hive has been shaped to include a landing pad and a ventilation hole, made of plastic waste.

Main results: 
  • A creative innovation addressing the urgent issue of the declining bee population in Ireland
  • Innovative use of natural and recycled waste materials.