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Gobnait - A haven for bees
The task of this design is to design a new non-invasive bee treatment hive design that will save pollinating bees in the wild and improve their survival rate in harsh environments. The design monitors and regulates the environment inside the hive to maintain an optimal living space for the bees while providing an infrared light to treat bees that have suffered from neonicotinoid pesticide damage. It is hoped that this design will restore the ecological link between pollinators and agricultural development, and ultimately raise awareness of the decline of the bee.
Part drawings and prototyping
Gobnait is equipped with 670nm infrared light therapy lights to help bees counteract the harmful effects of neonicotinoid insecticides, improve the survival rate of already poisoned bees and provide protection for bees exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides.
Prototyping and testing
The overall shape of the hive is hexagonal. The hexagonal shape allows for circular convection of air inside the hive, maintaining the optimum temperature and humidity for the hive. And with the rounded holes at the top of the frame, there is maximum room for the bees to pass through without congestion.
A solar-powered rechargeable battery provides continuous power to the Gobnait.
Gobnait's connection structure
Jiang is a Chinese product designer with a background in product design and industrial design. She has always been committed to the concept of human-centred design and is fascinated by exploring the interaction and emotional relationship between people and objects.