Business Ideas from Bees

Business Ideas from Bees

My last buzz on Dried Hopes and Ideas drew many challenging ideas. Of relevance to this buzz is the second part of the comment Sara Jacobovici wrote in which she stated "What do we do with the insight, how does it manifest in our day to day lives, how does it make changes in our thinking, on our mindset? Bees follow a cycle of productivity, cause and effect, a system that has been finely tuned for centuries if not millennia. I suggest we take a step back (not retreat) and look at where we are and what would be the most sensible (or my new trade mark sense-able) move to take. That seems to be the advantage we have over the bees; reflection and finding the right questions that will direct us to the best answers". This eloquent comment was the drive behind writing this buzz.

The hexagonal-shaped hives have been proven to be the most economic structure for many reasons. A prime reason is that bees consume the least amount of resin to keep the structure from falling apart. It also furnishes the shortest routes for communication. If so, one expects to find other species using it. A second possibility is that we reflect on this structure and find applications for it.

As for the sharing of the hexagonal structure or hexagonal shape- we find it in animals and plants. Just a quick examination of the following images will find consistency in satisfying our expectations.

Business Ideas from Bees

If hexagonal pattern are repeating in nature then what applications can be found for them? One great example is using hexagonal pattern in agriculture. Mixing plants has been proven to be advantageous. The advantages may be summarized as:

o `Mixed crops often have higher yields than monocultures because different species use different resources, making more efficient use of land. 1 Β 

o Less risk of pets problems, and

o The improvement of biodiversity

The question now is what all these facts have to do with hexagons? Pioneering work has shown that the optimal Spacing between plants is in a hexagonal lattice. One practical guide for gardeners and small-scale producers growing mixed plantings is the popular manualΒ How to Grow More Vegetables, by John Jeavons. 4 It advocates a system called "biointensive mini-farming," which consists of high-density mixed plantings grown in offset rows in carefully-prepared soil. Jeavons claims the system often yields twice as much asΒ conventionalΒ methods. There is Online Spacing Calculator that farmers may use, or they may download a spreadsheet to help them in the optimization of locating plants. It turns out that hexagonal arrangements are the most productive of all arrangements.

Business Ideas from Bees

From honey combs to agricultural combs- a journey that took long times to think of and apply. We need to learn a lot from nature. We need questioning minds that are ready to find creative applications.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
You never did and if you even try Sara Jacobovici. Will read with anticipation

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #15

#16
I will be posting my idea as a Buzz Ali Anani later this evening. I hope I don't disappoint you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Something is emerging Sara Sara Jacobovici. Sure something of value is awaiting us

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #13

#10
Dear @Ali Anani. I am trying to use my phone to respond and I can't do what I need to do. I will write later today. I have "an idea".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Everyday my appreciation of your friendship increases Milos Djukic

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Thank you Chas Wyatt and the link is superb and relevant

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
I do appreciate your analytical appraisal

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Your post is a great and powerful example of doing the action Anees Zaidi

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Thank you Sara Jacobovici and I am happy my call of action resonates with you

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #7

We'll be back Ali Anani.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

5 years ago #6

Ali Anani I must agree that you impress others with your taste in research, finesse in presentation style and passion for writing. So simply, you take our attentive minds to perch on the natural world that unfolds diverse truths and make us forgetful of the humdrum of digital and social media. Ramadan Mubarak to you :)

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #5

I am honored to be mentioned in your work Ali Anani's Buzz dedicated to you. Your last statement is a powerful Call to Action, "We need questioning minds that are ready to find creative applications." I commit myself to your call.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Great to hear from you again my friend John White, MBA. Thanks for the lovely comment and sharing

John White, MBA

John White, MBA

5 years ago #3

Another really useful buzz, Ali Anani! Sharing into hives

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you for your nice words and sharing Federico \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn

Federico Álvarez San Martín

Thanks for the buzz Ali Anani.

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