Honeycomb

Sweet Hexagon.

 

Even the honey bees understand the importance of the hexagon.

The most efficient and robust use of space to build a hive with.

 

A hexagonal structure uses the least material to create a lattice of cells within a given volume.

 

The closed ends of the honeycomb cells are also an example of geometric efficiency, albeit three-dimensional and little-noticed. The ends are trihedral (i.e., composed of three planes) sections of rhombic dodecahedra, with the dihedral angles of all adjacent surfaces measuring 120°, the angle that minimizes surface area for a given volume.

 

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