Home > Design > Culture > Backyard Beekeeping with the Beehaus Culture Posted on: September 08, 2009 Backyard Beekeeping with the Beehaus By Amanda Kolson Hurley Courtesy Omlet Object Last year, the dedicated follower of urban-ag trends kept chickens in the backyard. This year, it’s bees on the roof: A British company, Omlet, has released the Beehaus, a picnic-cooler-style hive in five modern colors, raised on a stand to spare the beekeeper’s back. Includes a hive divider and four modular honey boxes, but no bees. The Beehaus costs £465 ($760) for the hive alone or £495 ($810) for a starter kit with a full-body beesuit and other accessories. omlet.co.uk About the Author Amanda Kolson Hurley Amanda Kolson Hurley is a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C. area. A former editor at ARCHITECT, she has contributed to The Atlantic's CityLab, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, and many other publications.