Scientists found decades ago that they couldn’t explain how bees fly. Simple math showed the feat was “impossible” given the small size of their wings, a pair of French researchers wrote in 1934.
Since then, the mystery has been partly solved, as researchers have determined that the quick flapping of the wings helps compensate for their small size.
But while scientists now think they understand how most insects fly, honeybees have remained puzzling until now, because their wingstrokes have still seemed too short to support flight.
In a new study, researchers say they have solved that problem, too.
Source: World Science
Here’s a link to the research: Sci Am