The world’s smallest McDonald’s just opened, but only bees are invited
The McHive, created by marketing firm Nord DDB, is a pint-sized McDonald’s eatery complete with modern decor and of course the golden arches flying high above. As the name suggests, the McHive is built for bees — the interior is actually a bee box where the insects can live — and it’s just the latest example of how the company is stepping up its efforts to protect the vital insects in the country.
Bees are facing some serious threats around the world. Insecticides used in farming and human encroachment have pushed the bees — which are incredibly important as pollinators — to the brink in some areas. In Sweden, several McDonald’s locations have taken it upon themselves to give the bees a hand, turning their roofs into safe havens for the insects and setting up hives where they can thrive.