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Wings

I wasn't aware of the existence of a dilemma regarding the bees' flight, it seems that for more than 70 years, researchers have been puzzled by these insects' way of flying.

The secret of honeybee flight is the unconventional combination of short, choppy wing strokes, a rapid rotation of the wing as it flops over and reverses direction, and a very fast wing-beat frequency.

What's even more surprising is that they manage to maintain the same frequency, 230 beats per second, even when carrying pollen or nectar, the only difference being the dimension of the arc of the wings increases.

By Tudor Raiciu

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Taken on August 25, 2012