Most people know that honey bees use a hexagon (six-sided) shape to create their hives, but have you ever asked yourself why.
It turns out that while a circle is the most efficient space in isolation, a hexagon is the best when you are putting them all together. A hexagon creates the most space for bees to store their nectar as well as making their hive a secure fortress in which the bees can live.
A short video about “if bees went to architectural school” simply illustrates the logic and math behind this.
Think about what shape you are: a circle, who operates wonderfully on your own, or a hexagon, who works best when part of a larger effort. Like the bees, being most efficient independently may not be your goal.
— beth triplett
Original source: Great Work Provocations by Box of Crayons, July 30, 2015