Honeycombs

Honeycombs Don’t Start as Hexagons, the Heat Formed in the Hive Softens the Wax and Creates the Shape

A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal prismatic wax cells constructed by honey bees in their nests to house their larvae and honey and pollen stores. But did you know how the honeycombs turn into hexagons? The holes in honeycombs do not begin as hexagons. Bees build circular tubes that are staggered. The heat produced …

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