Collective Adaptations


Bees continue to amaze me with their behaviors and adaptations at all levels. I believe it is the collective adaptations that make bees a subject of worthy consideration. It is through simple societal classification with agreed roles for each class that creates the fractal complexity of their behaviors and collective adaptations.
Complexity starts from following simple and few rules that feedback to each other leading to the emergence of fractal structures. Flying birds that fly with a V-shape is one example. I believe that it is the dividing of the bee society into three classes that led to the emergence of unique fractal structures that is conducive to collective adaptation. The adult bee society consists of: The drones (male bees), the workers and the queen. Three classes communicate so well leading to complex fractal behaviors that we notice in bees such as their dancing. The triangle of the three classes isn't an ordinary one because it allows for rapid communications through dancing and excreting pheromones.

The collective adaptations of bees during difficult times that attracted my attention as I believe we may draw many lessons from them. The synchronization between roles to allow for the maximum collective adaptability is what truly amazes me. Local actions move fast across the while colony consisting of about 60,000-80,000 bees. For example, during winter times, the bees act to adapt collectively. The workers collect a sticky material from the buds of trees to glue cracks and openings in the hive. They also limit the size of the entrance to keep cold air out. But they have also to adapt collectively internally. They do that by getting closer to each other and form clusters so that enough attention may be given to the still maturing bees. Not enough food, drones are kicked out so that the maturing bees may have enough food. Β 

Simple rules not only lead to the emergence of great social structures, fractal honeycombs with astonishing fractal structure and qualities, but also of fractal adaptations to external AND internal conditions. It is all fractals in fractals that make the world of bees magical. The hexagonal cells of honeycombs have been shown to use the least amount of wax while incorporating the maximum number of living units. It is using the maximum space with the least requirement for wax that amazes the mind.


Apparently, it is not only enough to have simple rules for making beautiful fractal structures; it is equally important to have "behavioral structures" leading to fractal adaptations. Are human societies guilty of ignoring one or both of these necessary structures by ignoring simple rules that lead to their formation any way?

Lots to ponder on and for long times and the beBEee Society could provide unique results by just being simple, communicating and following simple rules of classes and behaviors as bees do.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
I am very grateful to you for writing such a sweet comment this morning Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #36

Ali Anani, you deliver excellent material! Loved this.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #35

#35
I just read it . That is great !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
Great Franci Hoffman (feliciana isn't highlighting) and please do. I hope you succeed

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#38
Thank Ali Anani. I thought it to be fitting. There is probably a way to suggest it. I'll check the hiveBlog for suggestions. 🐝

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Franci Hoffman- this would be a tagline for beBee- I wish their team would read your comment

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Franci Hoffman

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#34
Well deserved Ali Anani🐝

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#33
To be a beBee bee is to be. 🐝

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Javier C\u00e1mara Rica With 4K views in less than a day I feel the power of pollination here

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #27

#25
the bee effect will make our dream possible, that is to succeed and sharing the success with our ambassadors bees. ( only first movers ). We are sure that we need you to pollinate! :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Dear Vincenzo, you were born to be a fractal researcher. Fractals represent all beauties nd you are.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Without question you shall Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #24

And we will Ali Anani? :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I feel that people were so immersed in the term Butterfly Effect (and abusing its real meaning sometimes) that they forgot about similar effects from other animals. I chose The Bee Effect for many reasons with randomness way behind the scenes. Thank you Milos Djukic for all your great comments. The happy news is that I have just commented on a buzz by our dear mutual friend and great thinker Dr. @Vincenzo De Florio. You and him shall open many new windows of thinking on fractals- no doubt.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #22

This is a work in progress Ali Anani. I think that the bee term was not randomly chosen.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Milos Djukic and I am truly hopeful. BTW: I coined the term The Bee Effect because I strongly believe the bee effect is better researched and therefore we have stronger experimental support for it. Let us see how it goes.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #20

Ali Anani and beBee Team carefully monitors all important details. C - Butterflies time is coming. Future leadership is about social complexity with a growing trend of social encounters and exchanges.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Fine scales influence large scale behavior- this is absolutely corrrect Milos Djukic and my next post will exactly reflect on this. I wish beBee Team would read very carefully your brilliant comment.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #18

Any kind of manipulation is ultimately fatal for the one who manipulated within complex adaptive systems. We need self-organizing system in order to be adaptive and sustainable. It is well known that "Fine scales influence large scale behavior" - the butterfly effect. We need co-evolution and fractal adaptations of all members here and that means same rules for all, as explained by brilliant Ali Anani "Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium which is set up from within." - JosΓ© Ortega y Gasset, Mirabeau and Politics

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
I am honored Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #16

Done Ali Anani in fractals forever.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Milos Djukic This is an assuring comment from an expert on fractals. I mean you, Milos. This feedback is crucial to me because I am building on this post many aspects of fractal bees society. My next post shall show some interesting findings. BTW- I tried to share this post upon publishing in fractals forever, but failed because the hive failed to highlight. I shall try again with my next post.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #14

The most valuable lesson in complexity science by Ali Anani.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

You are very kind and humble dear Tausif Mundrawala. I am discovering myself a lot about bees. The next post shall reveal some interesting facts as well.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #12

My pleasure dear Ali Anani :)))

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

With all honesty I felt I needed your feedback Milos Djukic. Thank you Yes, fractals forever :)))

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #10

Great article, Thanks a lot Ali Anani. Fractals forever:)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

And I also refer you Franci Hoffman comment? I see a nice story emerging

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Yes, as you stated there is a lot to ponder on. Humans can't always be simple and follow simple rules, because where would creativity and innovation come from? Our complicated minds can produce the honey and the jar, however, leaning toward Deb's comment, we don't seem to always put the honey in the right jar. Why? Because we don't listen and don't follow directions. We become complacent and vulnerable, leaving ourselves open to the undesirables and/or wasps.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I sall keep buzzing you then Juan Imaz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

This is exactly the message I am trying to convey Deb Helfrich. You are spot on

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thanks Kevin Pashuk Believe me this post was one of he most difficult to write. I am so happy that a thinker like yourself finds it useful. I promise you next post shall resonate with you.

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

5 years ago #4

OK Ali Anani you have given me a brain callous (lots to think about) ☺Bees are indeed a great model of community. I can't wait until you expand on a critical byproduct of the bee's community - pollination.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Sara Jacobovici What an amazing comment! I recall doing consulting work for a company in which the management decided to fire all sales employees because of sharp drops in sales. Having looked at the problem it turned out that the telephone operators were very unfriendly to the customer with the tone of voice and selection of words. bringing more friendly staff solved the problem. The story of a worker who told the CEO that I am the one who keeps the floors clean so that your workers don't get sick, and that they may this way produce more so that you CEO makes more profit serves as another example. The Ego Factor- that sound s a very sound factor. Thank you Sara for your great contribution

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #2

You have succeeded in reproducing the beauty of the fractal simplicity by outlining the complexity of its achievements Ali Anani. You ask; "Are human societies guilty of ignoring one or both of these necessary structures by ignoring simple rules that lead to their formation any way?" My answer to that is yes. The factor is ego. Every bee innately understands that each role has a unique function and can't be measured in isolation of the others in terms of a hierarchy; even the queen is dependent on the others. No company would thrive if the receptionist turned everyone away with his or her behavior. Human structures fall apart when one aspect is inflated to the determent of the other aspects.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
debasish majumder It is an enjoyable comment. Yes, we start with simple guideline, but with effective feedback. Amazing what new things emerge. How did the bees find that the hexagonal fractal structure is the shortest and most efficient one to occupy maximum space and least amount of materials? It is through solid communications and as simple and powerful your comment dear Debasish is.

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