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Beehaus: A modern apiary

September 11, 2009 |  5:16 pm


Are bees the new chickens? They may not eat your leftovers and fertilize your backyard with droppings, but they have been disappearing, giving beekeeping an attractive green sheen. So perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised that Omlet, the British design team behind the brightly colored Eglu (a chicken coop that looks like an iMac), has just come out with Beehaus, an apiary that looks like a brightly colored miniature tanning bed. Cute? Sort of. Manageable? Definitely. Expensive? Yes.

The Beehaus costs $765 plus $95 for shipping. The company makes each product to order, and you won't find it in stores. Still, the publicist assures me that the response from beekeepers has been fantastic. "It's not only very stylish, but a very practical way to keep happy bees."

For more information call (866) 653-8872 or go to the Omlet website.

-- Deborah Netburn

Photo courtesy of Omlet