Extraordinary Engineers

For more than 20 centuries, mathematicians, artists and engineers have marveled at the structure of the honeybee hive. Comprised of thousands of perfect hexagonal cells, every inch of a honeycomb wall is a masterpiece of design. Now, recent discoveries have cast even greater light on the bee’s architectural abilities with stunning new evidence of purpose, foresight and cognitive decision-making by insects with brains smaller than a sesame seed.