According to COLOSS (Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes):
A single bee weighs roughly 277 - 290 mg
And with that it's time to educate the general populous of reddit!
Introducing: KG to Bee
KG2Bee as it is more commonly known is an extremely tiny bot that tirelessly trawls through reddit comments in search for any comments containing an amount and a unit of measurement.
Seeing imperial measurements on reddit and having no idea what they mean is bad (being Australian and all), so what if there was a bot that tirelessly trawled reddit, converting all the imperial units to metric ones?
Too bad this idea already exists in the form of /u/MetricConversionBot.
But then, as our discussions about the imperial system normally do, we started talking about how ridiculous the imperial system really is - seriously, look at all of these units.
This obviously led onto the most ridiculous of measurements: bees.
And so a bot was created, which served two purposes;
- A conversion from any unit of mass to kilograms
- Converting that unit of kilograms to the amount of bees (the more useful part)
After a week of running the bot it ended up with 5200+ comment karma, reddit gold, banned from over 50 subreddits and one fan account ( /u/bee2kg ).
The bot itself is a relatively simple affair.
It uses PRAW to get a stream of comments starting with the newest ones. Trawls through them, looking for something that might be a unit of mass. When it finds it, it tries to stuff it into a units module, convert it a few times and post the converted measurements as a reply.
Built in collaboration with Kerry MR.