Bee Flight Pattern Studied!

There is a new study to suggest the flight patterns and maneuverability of honeybees is altered by the weight of their loads and type of food they carry. Bees are very capable aviators and navigators but scientists wanted to see how their flying varies when carrying pollen and nectar. The scientist developed a wind tunnel to study the bees flying with and without pollen and nectar. They used a robotic flower as a moving landing pad for the bees so they studied the bees using high speed cameras with changing wind factors. They found when the bees were carrying pollen in their legs they maneuvered more like a jumbo jet.