“The geometry of this shape uses the least amount of material to hold the most weight"
It takes the bees quite a bit of work to make the honeycomb. The wax comes from glands on the bees’ bellies, or abdomens. Honeybees have to make and eat honey to make wax. Then they can add this wax to the comb as they build. A bee colony must produce honey to create the structure it is also important to hold all this weight and protect the honey, especially during winter.
The hexagon saves bees some time and energy.
Not too long ago, some scientists wondered how exactly how the bees build these hexagons. They found certain bees would start out making circles in the wax using their body as a tool. Scientists don’t really know why it happens, but the bees seem to be using their body heat to melt the wax from a circle shape into a hexagon shape.
Humanity has learned from the bee. Hexagons apply to almost everything we build. Including bridges , airplanes and cars. The shape gives materials extra strength.
Materials made with hexagon can also handle a lot of force, even if they are made out of a lighter material.
After 100 million years of adaptation bees have a superior knowledge of mathematics and geometry. Bees are the best teachers. Everything is connected.
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