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Key Stage 3 Module 1: Bees

To convince others of evolution through natural selection, Darwin showed that comb building had evolved in small steps over long stretches of time. He worked with beekeepers to share knowledge and to develop his big idea that it is the instinct of bees and not guidance from a deity that prompts bees to use wax very efficiently. They build wax into spheres at set distances to produce hexagonal cells with interlocking bases for strength and capacity.

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