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su·per·or·gan·ism  (n.)

1 a group of organisms, such as an insect colony, that functions as a social unit

2 A superorganism is an organism consisting of many organisms. This is usually meant to be a social unit of eusocial animals, where division of labour is highly specialised and where individuals are not able to survive by themselves for extended periods of time. Ants are the best-known example of such a superorganism, while the naked mole rat is a famous example of the eusocial mammal. The technical definition of a superorganism is “a collection of agents which can act in concert to produce phenomena governed by the collective,” phenomena being any activity “the hive wants” such as ants collecting food or bees choosing a new nest site.

3 SuperOrganism is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering sustainable agricultural practices through research, events, publications, lectures, demonstrations, and other means.  SuperOrganism takes its name and purpose from the model of a honey bee (Apis Mellifera) colony where individuals work selflessly and mindfully towards the common good of the whole. To make a donation, please click here.