Beekeeper makes hive entirely out of Lego

The most colourful hive in the land!

As far as man-made bee hives go, they're usually pretty simple in style, colour and material.

However, one beekeeper has spent isolation creating a very unique new home for his group of bees, and the result is staggering!

Ruairi O Leocháin of Athlone Wildlife Apiaries in Ireland says he created the extremely elaborate, fully functioning beehive "just for a bit of craic" but since posting the video of the hive, it has since gone viral.

"To be honest, I wasn't expecting such a big reaction," he explains.

"I have had people getting in touch with me from China, America, and elsewhere saying that they love the idea."

Ruairi designed the hive then painstakingly put together each individual piece to create a fully functioning hive, then created the ultimate test when he moved in 30,000 bees.

The bees took to their new home and began living their lives in their new, colourful home, all serving their Queen Bee, of course.

The intricate design even features little balconies with swinging doors for the beers to enter and exit out of.

People from all over the world have gathered to share their opinions on the project:

"I can’t even do a jigsaw puzzle without getting frustrated, couldn’t imagine putting that together. That’s pretty cool," one said.

"This is a great idea. We must continue to improvise and keep Bees from becoming extinct. Bees do more than produce honey. They are very important to our ecosystem by way of pollination," another added.

Ruairi O Leocháin has made a career of bee keeping and has set up a Go Fund Me page to pursue animal welfare organisations and support for Athlone Wildlife Apiaries. 

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