Bee-utiful Spiral


According to Tim Heard, an Australian entomologist and the author of The Australian Native Bee Book, the visible spiral is just the topmost layer of the complex, multistoried structure the bees build. A fully developed nest can contain a 10 to 20 continuously spiraling layers. As shown in the video below, each circle can contain hundreds of brood cells containing eggs. ~Vittoria Traverso on Atlas Obscura



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