This is an extraordinary beehive that is entirely constructed out of Legos and houses 30,000 bees. Built by Ruairi O Leochain, a school teacher, wildlife activist, and beekeeper from Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, he used comparable measurements to a natural beehive for his unique creation.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and schools closed, O Leochain had some free time on his hands, so he seized the opportunity to create a Lego beehive – a project that he had always dreamed of doing. For eight weeks, the bee enthusiast worked on the Lego beehive “bit-by-bit.”
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O Leochain purposely didn’t use glue to fuse the Lego pieces together. He explained that with time the bees will “propolis” the entire structure. “Propolis is a kind of glue that the bees get from trees, and with any gaps in a beehive, with any wind or air getting through, they will basically put their glue in between to seal it up,” he added.