Bees make their beehives in hexagons because it’s the next strongest shape after circles. The problem with circles is that they don’t tessellate – i.e. there are gaps between the circles. This doesn’t happen with hexagons.
Issue 18 of CUBIC Magazine (for curious kids) is all about INSECTS
We look at winged and unwinged insects, including bees, hornets, butterflies, beetles, maybugs, dragon flies and much more.
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