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MOBEE

Christoffer Weinreich

BFA Industrial Design

Project information

MOBEE was created with one essential question in mind:

Why do we have transport solutions for everything from plants to animals and humans, but no transport solutions for bees, when in fact all living organisms on earth rely on the bees' existence?

Over the last 15 years, the world has seen a major decline in bee-populations – some regions around the world have seen losses of up to 90 percent. Some of the major human-caused reasons for the decline include industrial agriculture, lack of biodiversity/monoculture, pesticides and poor management practices. We need to find new ways of conducting agriculture if we want to fight the human-caused aspects of the global bee-decline.

Urban beekeeping is becoming increasingly popular around the world and it is widely considered one of the best solutions in combatting the worldwide decline in the bee-population as well as being highly beneficial to urban agriculture, local production and circular economies.

Mobee is a network of autonomous compact and multi-functional vehicles that helps broaden the number of beehives in urban areas by providing the infrastructure and logistics to urban beekeeping services while also increasing local production in urban environments.

Today, there are no organized transportation services or vehicles specifically made for urban beekeeping. This means that urban beekeepers rely on vehicles and services like rental cars, public transport, box trucks, sedans, etc. These are means of transportation that are designed for completely different purposes and are not very functional for beekeeping.

Mobee is a compact autonomous transport vehicle made for the urban environment with beekeeping in mind. It offers an ergonomic and functional package that will optimise the logistics of an urban beekeeping service.

To simplify the complexity of the vehicle and increase the usability, MOBEE is designed with modularity and multi-functionality in mind. This is achieved by the module-system on the back that can be fitted with modules for transporting beehives and "vending-modules" that turns it into a direct selling point of locally produced honey, food and vegetables.

Project information

MOBEE was created with one essential question in mind:

Why do we have transport solutions for everything from plants to animals and humans, but no transport solutions for bees, when in fact all living organisms on earth rely on the bees' existence?

Over the last 15 years, the world has seen a major decline in bee-populations – some regions around the world have seen losses of up to 90 percent. Some of the major human-caused reasons for the decline include industrial agriculture, lack of biodiversity/monoculture, pesticides and poor management practices. We need to find new ways of conducting agriculture if we want to fight the human-caused aspects of the global bee-decline.

Urban beekeeping is becoming increasingly popular around the world and it is widely considered one of the best solutions in combatting the worldwide decline in the bee-population as well as being highly beneficial to urban agriculture, local production and circular economies.

Mobee is a network of autonomous compact and multi-functional vehicles that helps broaden the number of beehives in urban areas by providing the infrastructure and logistics to urban beekeeping services while also increasing local production in urban environments.

Today, there are no organized transportation services or vehicles specifically made for urban beekeeping. This means that urban beekeepers rely on vehicles and services like rental cars, public transport, box trucks, sedans, etc. These are means of transportation that are designed for completely different purposes and are not very functional for beekeeping.

Mobee is a compact autonomous transport vehicle made for the urban environment with beekeeping in mind. It offers an ergonomic and functional package that will optimise the logistics of an urban beekeeping service.

To simplify the complexity of the vehicle and increase the usability, MOBEE is designed with modularity and multi-functionality in mind. This is achieved by the module-system on the back that can be fitted with modules for transporting beehives and "vending-modules" that turns it into a direct selling point of locally produced honey, food and vegetables.