Bee hat

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Bee hat
x = 6, y = 6, rule = B3/S23 b2o3b$o2bo2b$b2obob$2bobob$obob2o$2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 3 ZOOM 21 HEIGHT 400 SUPPRESS ]] [[ ZOOM 42 ]]
Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 15
Bounding box 6 × 6
Frequency class 21.0
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Bee hat (or hat with eater head siamese beehive) is a 15-bit still life that is a siamization of a beehive and a hungry hat.


Main article: List of common still lifes

Bee hat is the seventy-fifth most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than cis-loaf with tail but more common than trans-rotated bun.[1]

It is the 77th most common still life on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue, being less common than claw with tail but more common than cis-mirrored dove. It is the 4th most common still life with 14 cells, being less common than trans-bun and wing but more common than trans-boat on dock.[2]


Bee hats usually, but not always, form from the same predecessor. Two damaged traffic light predecessors are shown below; sometimes the bee hat predecessors join one or two generations later, and occasionally, it forms completely differently.

x = 18, y = 7, rule = B3/S23 2bo11bo$b3o9b3o$obobo7bobobo$3b3o9b3o$b2obo8b2obo$2bo10bo$3bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ GPS 4 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
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Glider synthesis

On April 29, 2007 Dean Hickerson found a 4-glider synthesis of bee hat.[3]

See also


  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  2. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on May 4, 2023.
  3. Dean Hickerson's 2, 3, and 4-glider syntheses pattern collection

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