How Bees Influence and Innovate Resilient Buildings

Posted 07/13/2021 BY Donald Vincent

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure is the 9th SDG.

Industry,  Innovation, and Infrastructure

The United Nation’s ninth Sustainable Development goal focuses on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation. With manufacturing growth declining and the need to finance small-scale industries, this goal supports domestic technology development, research and innovation. 

Research has shown that bees and their structures have long influenced building designers and engineers in industrial manufacturing, architecture, transportation, communications, health care, computer science, and other domains. 

People have always been fascinated by bees. Observing them often inspires innovation more notably in building design and education. Read below for more information on how bees can be influential to building design and education in the science and technology fields. 

Urban Beekeeping and STEAM Education

According to research from Teaching and Learning in Urban Agricultural Community Contexts, urban beekeeping is a high-impact way for students to practice concepts in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education.

Learn more about how urban beekeeping and STEAM education helps us connect with nature and fosters innovation here

Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is an approach to designing buildings in a way that increases connectivity to the natural environment to promote human health and well-being. Many designers strategically place beehives in workplaces and public areas where they can be readily observed and enjoyed.

Read more about the feel good power of bees here

Enjoy these additional ways that bees impact and influence modern society.

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