Worker bee
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Worker bee  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  34  
Bounding box  16×11  
Period  9  
Mod  Unknown  
Heat  15.6  
Volatility  0.66  
Strict volatility  0.66  
Discovered by  David Buckingham  
Year of discovery  1972  
 
 
 

Worker bee (or lonely bee^{[1]}) is a period 9 oscillator and was found by David Buckingham in 1972. Unlike the similar snacker, the worker bee produces no accessible sparks (note the generated monominos), and is thus not considered to be very important. Like the snacker, the worker bee is extensible  it is, in fact, a finite version of the infinite oscillator which consists of six on cells and two off cells alternating along a line.
References
 ↑ Mark D. Niemiec. "Life Objects Sorted by Name (L)". Retrieved on May 1, 2009.
External links
 Worker bee at the Life Lexicon
 Worker bee at Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue
Categories:
 Patterns that can be constructed with 19 gliders
 Patterns
 Oscillators
 Patterns with 34 cells
 Oscillators with 34 cells
 Oscillators with period 9
 Oscillators with heat 15
 Oscillators with volatility 0.66
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.66
 Patterns found by David Buckingham
 Patterns found in 1972
 Patterns with rectangular orthogonal symmetry