The McHive is a tiny McDonald’s just for bees

Images via NORDDB
Words by Anthony Graetz

Save the bees.

The world’s tiniest McDonald’s restaurant has been created to serve a different type of customer: bees.

With bees facing global extinction, McDonald’s in Sweden has taken action by utilising the unused space on its rooftops and transforming them into beehive havens.

By installing these hives and planting various flowers and plant-life around restaurants to attract the little critters, Sweden is seeing an increase in its bee population already.

To further spread this positive change, award-winning set designer Nicklas Nilsson has created a tiny Maccas just for bees.

The McHive is a functioning bee box which looks strikingly similar to the fast-food restaurant we all know and love. With golden arches, outdoor seating and a drive-through area, the McHive is not only adorable, but multi-functional as well.

Marketing Director of McDonald’s Sweden, Christoffer Rönnblad, says that, “We have a lot of really devoted franchisees who contribute to our sustainability work, and it feels good that we can use our size to amplify such a great idea as beehives on the rooftops.”

Nilsson’s McHive was auctioned off for over $14,000, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities.


Lazy Loading