Beehive on dock

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Beehive on dock
x = 7, y = 6, rule = B3/S23 2o3bo$obobobo$2bobobo$2bo2bo$obo$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 16
Bounding box 6 × 7
Frequency class 16.9
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

Beehive on dock (or beehive on big table[1], or hexadecimal[2]) is a simple still life made up of a beehive acting as an induction coil with dock.


Beehive on dock is the thirty-seventh most common still life in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than twin hat but more common than beehive with tail.[3]

It is the 33rd most common still life on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue, being less common than canoe but more common than cis-mirrored bun. It is the 2nd most common still life with 16 cells, being less common than bi-pond but more common than scorpion.[4]

It is more common than the block on dock, despite blocks being more common than beehives.

While there are several ways for a beehive on dock to form, the following shows two. They are both a blinker plus a common six-cell sequence, and the two sequences shown converge early, at generation 5 (top) and 2 (bottom).

x = 7, y = 25, rule = B3/S23 o$o$o2$6o16$3o$4bo$4b2o$5b2o$5bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ GPS 10 THUMBSIZE 2 ZOOM 8 ]]
Two ways for a beehive on dock to form
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Glider synthesis

All strict still lifes with a population of 21 or fewer cells, all oscillators with 16 or fewer cells, and all spaceships with 31 or fewer cells are known to be glider-constructible. A glider synthesis of this object can be found in the infobox to the right.

See also


  1. Conway's Life Glossary at Paul Callahan's Page of Conway's Life Miscellany
  2. "Hexadecimal". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver.
  3. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on March 30, 2010.
  4. Adam P. Goucher. "Statistics". Catagolue. Retrieved on May 5, 2023.

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