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Why Honeybees Love Hexagons

Why Honeybees Love Hexagons

If you’ve ever seen a beehive up close, you know how its made up of hundreds of nearly perfect hexagonal cells. Why is that, and how do bees know how to make such perfect geometry? TED-Ed provides a brief explanation of this strange intersection of evolutionary biology and architecture.

Making Music with Bees

Making Music with Bees

We all know that bees make a buzzing sound when they fly about. But electronic musician Bioni Samp knows there’s way more subtlety to the sounds they produce. To create his music, he records and processes these bee sounds, along with others made from the resistive properties of their honey. From Great Big Story.

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Mechanical LEGO Beehive

Mechanical LEGO Beehive

This LEGO construction by The Quinten is the most charming and adorable thing we’ve seen this week. The mechanical build features a beehive structure with some googly-eyed bees buzzing around as its crank is turned. The project is currently seeking support on LEGO Ideas, and we’d love to see it put into production.

Birth of a Bee

Birth of a Bee

National Geographic photographer Anand Varma captured this incredible macro time-lapse footage of the early stages of life a bee goes through in its hive, from a worm-like white larva to a fuzzy, flying insect. More here.

Bee Hotel

Bee Hotel

Etsy shop Dilnahammer makes ready-to-mount wooden homes for birds and other animals. One of the shop’s most popular products are honeycomb cell “hotels” for bees, ladybugs and other small insects. They come in different combinations and colors.

The Bee Movie on Speed

The Bee Movie on Speed

If you never saw The Bee Movie, here’s your opportunity to get it over with in just seven minutes. To make that happen, Avoid at All Costs sped up the movie a bit each time they say the word “bee.” It’s shockingly watchable, though it eventually runs off the rails.

The Death of Bees

The Death of Bees

Kurzgesagt teaches us about the importance of honey bees to our world’s delicate ecosystem, and the science behind the phenomenon of colony collapse disorder. Next time you see a bee buzzing around you head, think about this video.

If These Walls Could Buzz

If These Walls Could Buzz

We gotta hand it to AyalaAndChen. He turned the major NOPE! situation of finding a beehive inside a wall in his house and turned it into a hope situation by having them safely removed and relocated.

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