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Why do honeybees love hexagons? - Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson

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Published on Jun 10, 2014

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-hone...

Honeybees are some of nature's finest mathematicians. Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural designs around: the beehive. Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson delve into the very smart geometry behind the honeybee's home.

Lesson by Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson, animation by TED-Ed.

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