Honeybee wing  click to see larger Honeybee wing   click to see larger
Honeybee wing

The Honeybee wing is, of course, its flight organ. The whole flight mechanism of the bee is a classic example of something that works just well enough. Bees actually don't fly very well. When a high speed movie was taken of bees returning to their hive via a hole 10 times the width of their bodies, the result was quite amusing. Only about 2% managed to hit the hole, the vast majority collided with the wall and had to crawl through the hole. Several even collided with each other!

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