Beehive is a 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. Beehives are frequently born in a set of four called honey farm.
The long version of a beehive is the loaf, and the long long version is the mango. Further extension is however not possible, making this a closed family of primitive still lifes. All three however admit a process of replacing the singleton edge cells with four "feet" cells: in the case of the beehive, this yields hat and table on table.
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.