Bees are just amazing. These tiny insects are highly needed for biodiversity, pollination, and crop production, therefore they are vital for a healthy economy and a healthy environment.
One of the breathtaking sights in nature is the structure these little insects construct to create the base of their home, which is the honeycomb. They don’t just make the comb patterns by accident, and they present the perfect example of utility, structure, and order.
This photo is revealing nature at its best, a real work of art, an intricate honeycomb in all its splendor.
It’s a product of the hard-working bees at Bodiam Castle in Robertsbridge, United Kingdom, that have been busy making very delicious honey, which is sold in their shops.
This is one of the most famous castles in Britain, it was built back in 1385, as both a comfortable and defense home.
Bodiam Castle NT posted this photo and wrote:
We love our very clever bees!
As do we!
This very delicate heart-shaped honeycomb was built by bees when they were left in a frameless box.
However, the shapes are not random. They are ideally made to regulate airflow inside the colony, and maintain the ideal temperature.
Arnia Remote Hive Monitoring explains:
Brood nest temperature is very important for the colony, and it is controlled with precision. Honey bees maintain that temperature of the brood nest somewhere between 32 and 35 degrees C, therefore the brood develops normally.
Bees are making the needed adjustments in case the temperature rapidly drops or increases.
When the temperature in the nest is too high, the bees are ventilating it by fanning the hot air out of the nest, or use evaporative cooling mechanisms. And when the temperature drops below the normal, bees generate metabolic heat by relaxing and contracting their flight muscles.