At the root of our food chain are bees. These buzzing insects are responsible for cross pollination- and hence the harvesting of our crops depend on them each year. Bees also supply us with wonderful, golden sweet honey which we absolutely love in our tea, on our toast in in many of our recipes. In the hive, the honey oozes beautifully from honeycomb- a waxy structure made up of millions of hexagonal openings. This structure – actually an imitation of this structure- is something we’re seeing outside of the hive and in mainstream culture these days in home decor and in fashion. Reminiscent of the royal honey bees and the rich resource they deliver, honeycomb patterns add a geometric element to any room or ensemble. Below are some gorgeous examples of how honeycomb has ventured outside of the hive and into our lives. All hail the bees!