# How honey combs are made

It was just so memorable — chewy, pleasantly sweet, brightly flavoured, and fresh, like rays of the first sunshine probably a multi-floral honey...

Your drawing might show fewer shapes than you arranged on your mat. Step 1 Cut out the square prism pattern and the triangular prism pattern from the template. Engineer Bhushan Karihaloo at the University of Cardiff, UK, and his co-workers say that bees simply make cells that are circular in cross section and are packed together like a layer of bubbles.

Step 5 Repeat steps 1—4 with squares, triangles, and hexagons. Revisit the original question at the beginning of this lesson: Materials Sharing Cell Walls Worksheet Various colored markers or highlighters or colored pencils Do this activity in a group of three, so each person can work on one shape triangle, square, hexagon!

## How honeycombs can build themselves

Just do your best to make your drawing reflect the pattern you arranged. Compare the amount of honey and wax. Based on your results, which shape appeared to be the worst shape for a honeycomb cell? Follow Discovermag. What evidence did you gather from the Investigating Surface Area of Shapes activity that helped you revise or support your claim?

## 4 Reasons You Must Taste Honeycomb (#4 is Surprising)

Honeybees have evolved over time to skillfully build hexagonal honeycomb cells. Honeycombs are made from beeswax, a substance created by worker bees. How many cell walls did you outline? Sign up. Illustration by Corlette Douglas Bees collect nectar and pollen from flowers to make honey, a sugary food, for the colony.

## Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science July 22, 2014 6: Discover's Newsletter Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox! Investigating Volume Of Cell Shapes From the area investigation above, you should have found that the hexagon had the greatest surface area of the shapes you tested.

Using a different colored marker, outline the next cell. Gay men's preferences for "top" vs. Investigations should be conducted in sequential order, because each one builds upon previous investigations.

Do not outline any cell walls that you colored in step 1. If you are working independently, repeat steps 1—5 with each remaining shape triangle and hexagon. You can arrange the shapes in any pattern, but make sure they are close to one another; leave as few gaps as possible between each shape.