One of our members came across this at the Chateau de Chenonceau in France.

Bee Pass Chimney copyNow that is a beehive – non of this boring box on a box stuff.

Presumably the idea being to keep the bees well away from surrounding people.  A nice simple idea but what a piece of art.

This facebook link is, I think, to the designer, manufacturer:  Abeille-Avenir