A thriving colony of bees living in an abandoned industrial site in Buffalo has been moved into Elevator B, a new home designed for them through a student competition organized by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning’s Ecological Practices Research Group.

The student designers, some of whom have graduated, are Courtney Creenan, Kyle Mastalinski, Daniel Nead, Scott Selin and Lisa Stern. Mastalinski and Robert Garlow, a UB architecture alum, created the stop-motion footage for this video.

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