Bees fly around and buzz, just like many other insects. Does this buzzing help them fly? Some believe it just might assist the bees in flying a little? How so you ask? Well recently in an online think tank a gentleman stated;."I suspect the resonate (or multiples of resonance) frequency is quite high as compared to the frequency of the wing cycling through the air to generate lift via pumping action.".This is an interesting comment indeed.
So the wings make the bee buzz is that it? Could be but what about the Bee's body does it make a buzzing sound too? Does all the noise come from the wings? I wonder, because Beetles and other bugs create resonance not from the rubbing of shell separation points (source; Animal Planet Discovery Channel).Maybe some of the Bee buzzing comes from the wings flapping and the rest from the body. I would like clarification on that. I seem to recall that when I was stung by wasps, yellow jackets or hornets that they were buzzing even while stinging me inside my hair.
So, I am not positive the wings were still flapping while stinging, maybe? Also it seems to me that Bumble Bees buzz even when stopped and I cannot remember if I have seen a Bee stopped and still buzzing, but I think I may have.We all know that Bees Buzz. Does anyone know why? How they Buzz or even if it helps them fly better? Very interesting hot topic in the online chat rooms lately and indeed also in at least one online think tank forum as well.
Consider this in 2006.."Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board.