To mark World Bee Day, McDonald’s built a McHive, the smallest McDonald’s restaurant ever made, for their buzzing customers.
Sweden, Europe – McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden started to place beehives on their rooftops to help boost bee populations in the country. They also planted bee-friendly gardens to give the bees a good supply of flowers.
Bee colonies are at higher risk than ever before due to the overuse of pesticides, diesel fumes, intensive farming practices and parasites from introduced species.
In honour of World Bee Day, the 20th of May, the fast-food company commissioned an award-winning Swedish set designer to build a real-life mini restaurant for bees. Nicklas Nilsson created the “world’s smallest McDonald’s”, and it is identical to most of the fast-food restaurants around the world.
“Some of McDonald’s restaurants in Sweden have beehives on their rooftops. The initiative started out locally but is now growing. More franchisees around the country are joining the cause and have also started replacing the grass around their restaurants with flowers and plants that are important for the wellbeing of wild bees. To celebrate the initiative which is part of McDonald’s Swedens sustainability work, we created what could be the world’s smallest McDonald’s – a fully functioning beehive.”
They placed the McHive, as it is now being called, in a luscious green field and soon it was buzzing with happy customers.
Take a look at the cool build below.