THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES:
2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees
10. Bees are not fast fliers; while their wings beat over 11,000 cycles per minute, their flight speed averages only 15 miles per hour. In comparison, a true fly in the genusForcipomyiabeats its wings over 62,000 cycles per minute. The Australian dragonfly Austrophlebia costalis has been clocked flying at a speed of 36 mph (PBS NOVA)
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