Honey bees need a good residence to flourish and they never bear any offensive conduct. If you are new to the...
Why Do Bees Buzz?
Bees are a flying insect that buzz here and there in the summer atmosphere, and makes it more beautiful with their buzzing sounds. The question always came into our mind when we were children, how do the bees buzz? What makes that buzzing sound?
The beating of bee’s wings creates a vibration in the wind and that vibration creates a sound of buzz. This buzz depends on how rapidly the wings are beaten in the air, more the vibration more loudly will be the sound. Adult bees which get bigger in the size have a low pitch of sound because of their giant size. Because of the large wings, the wing beat gets slower and vibrations are less.
There are many theories given behind the bees buzzing, which tell their behavior, purpose and science behind it. There is one more famous theory of bee buzz given by a researcher Mr. Sladen. His theory stated that the noise is coming because of the air passing from the edge of a wing membrane in little tiny holes, these holes are known as spiracles.
Bees Buzz Helps in Pollination
This phenomenon is very beneficial although does not specifically help in anything, but unintentionally bees buzz helps in the pollination of flowers pollen grains. When a bee covers up its body with pollen grains and then takes a buzzing flight in the air which spreads the grains in the air and the transfer of pollen grains takes place. When bees buzz in between the flowers that sound is very lovely and that is a kind of healthy buzzing, which is very beneficial for crops.
It Shows Their Behavior
There are many other several reasons of bees buzzing in the air. The studies show that the buzzing also shows their behavior and mood. When a bee is aggressive and shows anger, they move their wings more rapidly and aggressively. If someone has disturbed their nest or done any action to harm them, they get aggressive and show this gesture. They use their buzzing if attacked or for defending themselves from the predators or during a fight with their colony member.
Piping before Swarming
A very famous kind of sound which bees make called “piping”. It is a high pitched buzzing sound which is made by the bees before swarming. Swarming is an action of moving in a dense group. When bees are ready to go out of their nest for collection of honey or for changing the location they buzz very intensely and then all the other bees join that band which tells everyone to move together.
Many studies show that the piping is started by the queen of the nest and then the colony members join it. Researchers and scientists also say that the bees use buzzing sound like a celebration and to communicate about the locations of food.
Leave a comment
Login to post comments