Here’s another goody I wouldn’t have expected.
Dr. Heinrich explained in his lecture that the muscles bees use for wing movement don’t move the wings directly. Instead, they compress and expand the thorax in micro-movements. It is those tiny expansions and contractions that push the wings up and down.
I do wonder if hummingbird wings work the same way. Maybe by the time I’ve read Dr. H’s books, I’ll know the answer to that.
Tomorrow: How Bumblebees hatch their eggs.
BEEattitude for Day #515:
Blessed are those who open their windows in the spring, for they shall feel more connected to those of us who live outside always.
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