The V-Hive Green Box

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This invention maximizes plant cultivation efficiency through vertical modular units.


Concerns about excessive land use and a desire for locally-grown food present an opportunity for innovative solutions. Indoor farming allows greater control of variables to optimize processes and grow food that may be unsuited for ambient conditions. The Vertical-Hive Green Box (V-Hive Green Box) effectively applies these concepts in a vertical modular system. This complements existing practices and incorporates available space in an efficient and sustainable way.



  • Urban agriculture
  • Revitalize underutilized buildings



  • Modular system easily adapts to variety of sites
  • Complementary to other forms of structural use
  • Concept is universally transferrable, independent of external growing conditions

Status: issued U.S. patent #11,547,070

Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tod McCauley
Assistant Director of Licensing, CALS
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Joel Cuello
Yaser Mehdipour
Cody Brown
Ryan Sullivan
Richard Thelander