For those that haven't seen my previous post my name is Neil, I am
Product Design student at Brighton University.
It is very true that I know very little about beekeeping, nothin
before 2 weeks ago in fact. However, the local beekeepers I have spoke
to, and the fact that most replies on the forums I have posted have sai
they are not afraid of bees leads me to think that a home beehive is no
a completely ludicrous idea.
It doesn't matter too much for the project in any case. The majo
aspect of the project is the emotions a person might recieve from th
product I design. A fear of bees is not too uncommon, therefore m
design will attempt to give people a positive emotion to counterac
this negative one, it could be fun, playful, or friendly, or maybe hav
a calming, soothing influence.
I have done a number of concept sketches, if you are interested follo
the link to photobucket to view them, I would be very interested t
hear what you think, particularly which design you would most like t
have in your own garden - and why if you have the time and inclination
From this I can make a choice of which to develope further. Please tr
to view each design independent of its colour, as that can be altere
easily, although any comment of colour will be very useful.
Photobucket link: http://tinyurl.com/283g8x
Thankyou very much for taking the time to read this and reply