WHAT ABOUT WHEN BEES DIE -.docx - Emari Riley Howe Bee research paper June 6 2018 WHAT ABOUT WHEN BEES DIE Are honeycombs really the best shape The

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Emari Riley Howe Bee research paper June 6, 2018 WHAT ABOUT WHEN BEES DIE ? Are honeycombs really the best shape? The honeycomb is an efficient shape for storing honey because honeycombs are in the shape of hexagons. The sides of hexagons fit together perfectly. If bees used other shapes like a circle it would leave gaps. They could use squares and triangles, because there wouldn’t be any gaps, however the hexagon has so far proven to be the strongest shape. Why are the honeybees starting to die off and how is it affecting us? 1
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In the movie “ vanishing of the honeybees,” written by Maryam Henein, Goerge Langworthy and James Erskine explain why the honeybees are starting to disappear. The narrator Ellen Page explains that the reason the bees are disappearing is because of “Colony Collapse disorder”. She then goes on to say “this phenomenon threatens the loss of much more than honey as we depend on honeybees to pollinate one third of the food on our tables.” The movie then explains that eventually after the bees die, the
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