Degrees of Cooperation

There are three kinds of animal:

  1. Single cell such as bacteria
  2. Multi-cell such as sponges and orangutans.
  3. Hive, such as ants and bees

I wonder what life would be like that evolved a fourth level of co-operation where groups of hives acted like a single entity.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)