Since the birth of the modern beehive in 1852, the construction of beehives has no longer demonstrated structural innovation. By favoring the standardized cubic hive, beekeeping is turning its back on 4,400 years of architectural diversity. This short work is concerned with the period preceding homogenization, going back to -2,400.
The rejection of a frozen narrative allows polymorphism to take precedence over linearity. The story of the beehives is told from a new point of view, through graphics, photography and text. 375 illustrations provide insight into the prolific history of architecture for non-humans.