How the fuck are bees hardwired to make perfect rows of hexagons

How the fuck are bees hardwired to make perfect rows of hexagons

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    They're like eusocial bees without a hive.

    European bros, how can we compete against the BBB?

    Stop showering them with medication, putting them in moldy homes and feeding them no nutrition fast food maybe.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is no such thing as a perfect hexagon
    It's either an hegagon or not an hexagon

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Evolution.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are taught by worker bees when they are still larvae so when they emerge the know exactly what to do

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck were ancient Irish giants hardwired to make perfect rows of hexagons?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They weren't. They had to spent years in paddie school to learn it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nah bro it's totally a weird volcano that made that it's not remnants of an ancient building from erased history

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >nah bro it's totally a weird volcano that made that it's not remnants of an ancient building from erased history
        This is what non-leprechauns actually believe.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >weird volcano
        its just a basalt magma plume that became extrusive.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >perfect

      dont look perfect to me

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          theres a misconception with these ancient alien types that the structures are symmetrically and mathematically perfect, when they are obviously not. also, building techniques just hundreds of years after are much more complex.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's as perfect as it gets for the Irish.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        try making hexagon rows after a few pints and we'll see how it goes

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also they make rhombic dodecahedron when making dual faced combs.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i wonder if they need practice too. I remember my Grandfather showing me that new queens need to train a little because in the beginning, they often lay multiple eggs into a single cell.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Perfection is relative.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Africanized bees

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The superior bee
        >In areas of suitable temperate climate, the survival traits of Africanized honey bee colonies help them outperform European honey bee colonies. They also return later and basically work under conditions that often keep European honey bees hive-bound. This is the reason why they have gained a well-deserved reputation as superior honey producers, and those beekeepers who have learned to adapt their management techniques now seem to prefer them to their European counterparts. Studies show that in areas of Florida that contain Africanized honey bees, the honey production is higher than in areas in which they do not live. It is also becoming apparent that Africanized honey bees have another advantage over European honey bees in that they seem to show a higher resistance to several health issues, including parasites such as Varroa destructor, some fungal diseases like chalkbrood and even the mysterious colony collapse disorder which is currently plaguing beekeepers.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          European bros, how can we compete against the BBB?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They start out making round circles using their own body parts as a rough measurement guide. When you squish a bunch of cylinders that size together, you get a hexagon instead of a circle. You can manipulate what exactly they put in those cells (babies or food) by giving them a foundation with hexagons that are a bit larger or smaller.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What
      said. They're not hardwired, hexagons are just the natural result of squishing together round cells to be more space-efficient.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What
      said. They're not hardwired, hexagons are just the natural result of squishing together round cells to be more space-efficient.

      bullshit. how would you feel studying geometry and logistical design for years just for someone on a bhutanese basket weaving forum to disregard it as happenstance?

      They aren't. They have to spent years in bee school to learn it.

      this guy gets it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I couldn't find a better version of it immediately but this meme does a good job of providing a visual progression of how the behavior evolved

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They aren't. They have to spent years in bee school to learn it.

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