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 Still life
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 also the forty-first most common object on Adam P. Goucher's Catagolue.[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 ]]
Two ways for a beehive on dock to form
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Glider synthesis

All strict still lifes with a population of 20 or fewer cells, as well as all oscillators and spaceships with 16 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. Eric Weisstein. "Beehive and Dock". Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life C.A.. Retrieved on May 22, 2009.
  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 June 24, 2016.

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