Those Busy Bees Were Up To Something!

Those Busy Bees Were Up To Something!

By: Lee Boyland A honeycomb is a fascinating, sweet and incredibly perfect object; but did you also know that the honeycomb is the strongest structure in nature? Humans have adopted it for this reason in many industries including aerospace, product packaging, building and interior design too, of course! Honeybees have inspired the design of the Pantheon in Rome and before to present day architecture and design. The geometry of the honeycomb structure allows for minimal weight (all the space between the vertical walls) and optimal strength with less material cost. If you are interested in why the hexagon makes up the honeycomb rather than any other shape, please read this enlightening article from NPR, “What Is It About Bees and Hexagons?” If you just want to marvel at the structure, see the photo included in the blog ;).  

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