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{{Stilllife|name=Beehive|pname=beehive|c=6|discoveryear=1970|bx=4|by=3|discoverer=John Conway|life105=true|life106=true|plaintext=true|rle=true|synthesis=2|synthesisRLE=true|rulemin=B/S2|rulemax=B34678/S012345678|rulespecial=[[Conway's Game of Life|Conway Life]]}}
'''Beehive''' is a [[:Category:Strict still lifes with 6 cells|6]]-[[cell]] [[still life]]. It is the second most common still life, being less common than [[block]] but over three times as common as [[loaf]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/achim/freq_top_life.html |title=Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life |author=Achim Flammenkamp |date=September 7, 2004 |accessdate=January 15, 2009}}</ref> Beehives are frequently born in a set of four called [[honey farm]], and a lone beehive can be turned into one by adding a corner (turning it into a [[bun]]), adding a cell to the "tip" of it (the bit with one cell, adding it to the longer end will result in a R-pentomino predecessor) or by adding one cell inside it. There are also formations of two beehives that also occur fairly commonly, evolving from [[seed]]s known as [[butterfly]] and [[teardrop]].
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'''Beehive''' is a [[:Category:Strict still lifes with 6 cells|6]]-[[cell]] [[still life]].
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Beehives are frequently born in a set of four called [[honey farm]], and a lone beehive can be turned into one by adding a corner (turning it into a [[bun]]), adding a cell to the "tip" of it (the bit with one cell, adding it to the longer end will result in a R-pentomino predecessor) or by adding one cell inside it. There are also formations of two beehives that also occur fairly commonly, evolving from [[seed]]s known as [[butterfly]] and [[teardrop]].
  
 
A beehive can be [[Eater|eaten]] with a [[block]], a reaction that allows the construction of the [[queen bee shuttle]] and further patterns based on it.
 
A beehive can be [[Eater|eaten]] with a [[block]], a reaction that allows the construction of the [[queen bee shuttle]] and further patterns based on it.
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==Commonness==
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Beehive is the second most common still life in [[Achim Flammenkamp's census]], being less common than [[block]] but over three times as common as [[loaf]].<ref>{{citeAchim|accessdate=January 15, 2009}}</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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Beehive
x = 4, y = 3, rule = B3/S23 b2o$o2bo$b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C Still life
Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 6
Bounding box 4×3
Discovered by John Conway
Year of discovery 1970

Beehive is a 6-cell still life.

Beehives are frequently born in a set of four called honey farm, and a lone beehive can be turned into one by adding a corner (turning it into a bun), adding a cell to the "tip" of it (the bit with one cell, adding it to the longer end will result in a R-pentomino predecessor) or by adding one cell inside it. There are also formations of two beehives that also occur fairly commonly, evolving from seeds known as butterfly and teardrop.

A beehive can be eaten with a block, a reaction that allows the construction of the queen bee shuttle and further patterns based on it.

Commonness

Beehive is the second most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than block but over three times as common as loaf.[1]

See also

References

  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.

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