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Bees Stay in Style at The Grand Budapest Hotel Hive

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Bees Stay in Style at The Grand Budapest Hotel Hive

In a bid to highlight the plight of the honey bee, the tea company Taylors of Harrogate, have given bees a taste of the high life by building a luxury bee hotel with a design based on the Grand Budapest Hotel.

Launched as part of a marketing campaign to 'Taste the Flavour' the company built the fancy hotel, not merely as treat for bees looking for a weekend getaway, but "to create a buzz, encouraging people to make their own homes and gardens more bee-friendly."

The pink facade of the hive opens up to reveal a replica bijoux hotel inside, complete with peppermint leaf gym, a formal dining room, luxury bedrooms, including the sweet rhubarb suite with a decadent rhubarb sugar water bath, a uv disco and a bar.

Take a tour inside:


You can get a bee's eye view by stepping inside a throbbing, humming interactive bee hive in Kew Gardens this summer.

via Designboom

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