Environmentally Sustainable Project
Scientific name: Merops Apiaster
Known as: Bee-Eater
The bee-eaters are found in Africa and Asia, with a few in southern Europe, Australia, and New Guinea.
They predominantly eat flying insects, especially bees and live in hot climate open spaces filled with fewer trees and lots of bushes.
Beekeepers protect their beehives from bee-eaters through many methods, such as record the sound of an injured bee-eater and play it near the hives, poison a number of bees, fire the hunting guns, damage their nests and hang their dead bodies from beehives.
It all restricting the rest of lives of these beautiful birds, while endangering bee’s health and the surrounding environment.
According to my research and getting to know bee-eaters mental behaviors, identified Red is the color which can banish bee-eaters from a specific territory.
Therefore I applied this factor as a solution in my design process to make something that could keep the both creatures and the environment safe and protected.
Then I came with some sketches with the consideration of something red, light, easy to hang, eco-friendly, come into parts, capable of being moved, affordable, ….
So my advisor and I agreed upon the idea (last sketch) that consists of 6 pipes and different height of red balloons with an air pump in a box that could be easily assemble-reassemble and adjust the height.