A MATHEMATICAL PROCEDURE ON THE SELF-ORGANIZATION PROCESS IN BEES
Olatinwo, Memudu Olaposi
Department of Mathematics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Accepted in August 2004.
A mathematical procedure on the self-organization process involving the colony of bees which results in the construction of the honey-comb having hexagonal cross section and optimal capacity is presented in this paper. The optimal capacity of the honey comb as well as the bee farmer’s profit are also considered. We employ the notion of the distance function in our presentation.