A Bee-Sized Toilet & Bidet For Winged Guests With Buzzing Bladders
By Mikelle Leow, 20 May 2022
Image via Victorian Plumbing
Honey, I shrunk the bathroom.
To rally support for World Bee Day on May 20, British online bathroom store Victorian Plumbing has built a bidet for bees—partly because human-sized toilets are too large for the critters, and largely because “bidet” sounds like Bee Day.
The feature is just an inch long, fit for the tiniest bladders. And that’s not all—It’s Nice That reports that the brand has designed a full, posh miniature bathroom consisting of a walk-in shower and bathtub, made from ceramic and vitreous china, for our winged friends (peeping toms with a penchant for miniature design can peer into the bathroom here).
Nothing but the best for the busy population responsible for one-third of the world’s food.
Image via Victorian Plumbing’s Instagram Stories
While you can install tiny homes and hotels for bees, these bathroom facilities are, unfortunately, not for sale. They’re a buzzworthy call to raise funds to support the British Beekeepers Association’s honeybee conservation efforts.
Victorian Plumbing cites that the UK has lost 13 species of bees since 1900, and an additional 35 species are endangered as a result of climate change and a loss of homes. The UK government has also authorized the use of bee-harming pesticides, further putting their lives in peril.
In response, Victorian Plumbing says it will donate 100% of profits from bidets sold on World Bee Day to support the nonprofit’s work.
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