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Irish beekeeper's Covid Lego Beehive is fully functional, and houses 30,000 bees

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Ruairi O Leocháin of Athlone Wildlife Apiaries decided to make a lego beehive "just for a bit of craic"

A beekeeper in Ireland put their coronavirus quarantine time to good use by crafting an elaborate, fully functioning beehive out of LEGOs.

Here's the original story published by Westmeath Independent:

A beehive which an Athlone schoolteacher and wildlife activist made out of lego has been creating a real buzz since video footage of it was shared online in recent days.

Ruairi O Leocháin of Athlone Wildlife Apiaries decided to make a lego beehive "just for a bit of craic", but a video clip he shared of the bees in their colourful new home has been hugely popular and is about to surpass 100,000 views on Facebook.

"To be honest, I wasn't expecting such a big reaction," he said.

"I have had people getting in touch with me from China, America, and elsewhere saying that they love the idea."

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