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Why do bees make hexagons in their hives? Why not any other shape?

Posted by | April 18, 2016

Ask DrUniverse

Dear Aditya,

When bees make hexagons in their hives, the six-sided shapes fit together perfectly. In fact, we’ve actually never seen bees make any other shape. That’s what I found out when I visited my friend Sue Cobey, a bee researcher at Washington State University.

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