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Swarmix, designed by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella, Giacomo Pizzoni, wants to help repopulation of bees with the a three-part system; a beehive made with biomaterials, a service and an interactive App

Bees are slowly disappearing. This is a fact of incredible relevance nowadays since it's affecting the entire planet because through pollination, bees enable the majority of plant species to reproduce.

This project wants to help repopulation of bees with the a three-part system: A beehive monitored by an internal sensor system; The beekeeper that will take care of the bees; and an interactive App. 

The beehive has been designed observing its natural shape to its volumes and it is fabricated with mycelium, a vegetative apparatus of fungi. Mycelium is a material with zero impact on the environment and is completely biodegradable. To improve its mechanical properties, it is necessary to load it with a natural material that acts as sustenance for its growth. In this case, students used plant weaves, which restores mechanical strength and elasticity to the mold in addition to wood chips. The mycelium is an insulating material and water-repellent allowing allows bees to be protected the rain or cold during winter.