Bees and Hexagons

radiolab bees hexagonsRadiolab does it again.

 

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you’ve been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud … ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?

My kind of bee math. Check it out.

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