The Possibiilties of a Bumblebee




Tout d’abord poussé par ce qui se fait en aviation, j’ai appliqué aux insectes les lois de la résistance de l’air, et je suis arrivé avec M. Sainte-Laguë à cette conclusion que leur vol est impossible.” ~ Le vol des insectes by French entomologist Antoine Magnan (1881–1938)


This translates to:


“First prompted by what is done in aviation, I applied the laws of air resistance to insects, and I arrived, with Mr. Sainte-Laguë, at this conclusion that their (bee) flight is impossible.”

basically meaning…

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

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Capturing the bumble bee took a few tries as it was flying very quickly, and was having a hard time capturing him in motion, as it was such as small target, but was happy to capture the above 2 images. I had to increase the camera’s shutterspeed, and wait for it to come closer, and at one moment it loomed above me for a quick second so caught it!

More bumblebee inspiration below!

And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.

Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you].” There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. ~ (Quran 16:68-69).

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