eJMT Abstract

Title Geometry of bee cells rediscovered
Author Dušan VALLO, Viliam DURIS and Lucia RUMANOVA
Volume 8
Number 3

In our paper we focus on studying the hexagonal structure of single bee cells as a mathematical modeling problem via interactive geometry software Cabri 3D and computer algebra system Maple R®6. We derive the functions which describe the surface area for both mathematical models and determine extremes of the surface area functions using calculus. The extremes obtained from the mathematical models are also contrasted with experimental data obtained by beekeeping experts.