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Bees and Math

There’s so much to learn about bees. Found this great post. It’s amazing how smart they are.

Life Through A Mathematician's Eyes

How much math does a bee know? Well, you will be surprised to find out that they surely know a little more geometry than most of us (humans).After years and years of evolution they decided to chose hexagons for their honeycombs. And it seems that it is not a random decision. Their process was a long and hard one.


Let us think for a second that we are bees. You will start with the natural fact that you need to build a storage for your food, for your babies, etc. So you will think about some geometric shapes; lets say you start with a circle and you put a lot of circles close to one another, but than, you realize there will be gaps, like here:


And you don’t want to see that happening, you cannot have a house with gaps in it, and obviously you don’t need one where…

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8 comments on “Bees and Math

  1. Pingback: Bees and Math | Linda's wildlife garden

  2. lindaswildlifegarden
    June 14, 2014

    Lovely post and thank you for sharing


  3. Rambling Woods
    June 15, 2014

    I was just thinking about this as I was photographing bees.. It is amazing


  4. Niki
    June 16, 2014

    They are really good in building… future 😉


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