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Bees Swarms and Sound

When Bees Swarm they make a Buzzing Sound as we all know. Why do they do this; does it help them in other ways? Does it help them fly; help them attack their targets in a group? Warn those animals near by to get lost like right now, we are coming thru? Or is this sound uses to help in group-flight characteristics to benefit the entire Swarm.Recently this topic came up in an online think tank and one member asked the question; "Is there a group flight characteristic based on 'dynamic sound structures' that is augmented by close proximity?".

Yes the tightness of the swarm could be indeed getting synergies from the sound. And they could receive some benefit from this in acoustic build up which might enhance their flying ability especially considering the taunt wing film structure. It might also cause the swarm to slow down as the air pressure builds around them and causes them to bunch up?.

That would be interesting too. In other words helps them stay aloft maybe better but impedes their forward progress keeping them together? Interesting, who can answer that question? Well the answer is nobody really knows why? Do you; have you been thinking about the birds and bees lately? Stop holding back and consider all this in 2006.

."Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board.

If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; http://www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs/.

By: Lance Winslow

Campus Life

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