Artur Gosk - Urban beehive
The project of a new urban beehive is a tribute to Peter Szacki, the creator of crafts and basic economy storehouse, who devoted part of his museum work to beekeeping. Artur Gosk through a new design of beehive takes quite an important voice in the discussion on the problem of the disappearance of bees.
In European cities breeding bees in urban spaces is a popular subject. Also in Poland, the issue of urban beekeeping is increasingly being raised by social entrepreneurs, environmentalists and urban activists.
A building combines functional and ergonomic features of classic hives referring to modern, minimalist architecture and is designed for bee community. Important in the project is the use of natural materials in its production.
Personalization of the product is based on the selection of material from which the beehive will be made and on the choice of location and object settings. On the other hand, Artur Gosk through a new design of beehive takes quite an important voice in the discussion on the problem of the disappearance of bees.
Beehive – the collection of PME, the Basic Economy and Craft Storehouse.
Beehives - associated with apiculture, were known in all the great civilizations: India, Babylon, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Hives began to appear in Polish areas in the eighteenth century. Until then bee-keeping and breeding of wild bees dominated in forest wild beehives and bee logs. The use of hives allows for more efficient, intensive beekeeping economy, easier access to bees and greater honey yield. Hives also contributed to better understanding of the biology of bees.
Beehives appear in a large variety of materials and forms. Clay, reed, straw, animal manure, and finally wood, and today as plywood or polystyrene were used for the construction of hives. Forms of hives are: cylinders, cones, semi-circles and cuboids.
Today, the most commonly used in Poland, not only in rural areas but also increasingly in the cities are: Warsaw, Greater Poland and Dadant hives. Beehive is primarily designed to protect bee family to get as many benefits as possible, but it is also the object connected with aesthetisation, eg. figural bee logs take many different forms or eg. Slavic beehives with painted front walls.