Econooc beehive made from mushroom and plastic waste
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.
- A creative innovation addressing the urgent issue of the declining bee population in Ireland
- Innovative use of natural and recycled waste materials.