John Metcalfe is CityLab’s Bay Area bureau chief, based in Oakland. His coverage focuses on climate change and the science of cities.
This might be the world’s first NSFW beehive.
Honeybees need all the help they can get with the way they’re dying out all across the world. Creative agency “Edgy & Cheesy” has offered them a tiny boost in Munich, with a scale-sized hotel club that looks ripped from a gritty neighborhood in Gotham City.
The slightly NSFW video of the structure illuminates all the stuff that goes on behind its graffiti-scarred walls. Drinking! Toking! Bondage! Hot six-legged lovin’! Why’s this hive so damn nasty? “Because bees have a right to live!” proclaims the tagline.
The makers claim the building, which is installed on a roof, is the “first hardcore bee nightclub ever.” Bees seem to approve, as a whole bunch has already moved in. Take a look: