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  1. #1
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    Default A Dumb Question????

    How fast do bees fly? If the fly out a mile how long would it take them?

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    I have read that they fly 15 to 18 MPH. How long does it take them to fly out a mile? It depends how many flowers they are stopping at.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. If you build it, they will fill it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRIMBEE View Post
    I have read that they fly 15 to 18 MPH. How long does it take them to fly out a mile? It depends how many flowers they are stopping at.
    Perhaps a better question would be 'how long does it take for a bee to return to the hive, as in 'bee-line', from a mile out?'

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    Well the math works out like this:

    15 MPH = 15 miles in 60 minutes
    60 divided by 15 = 4
    So at 15 MPH a bee can cover a mile in about 4 minutes. Pretty good for a bug!! Only a few top athletes can run that fast. But a bee can do this all day long!

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    Big Grin bees

    faster than my little john deere tractor , dont ask how i know .
    scott ellis

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichelinMan View Post
    Well the math works out like this:

    15 MPH = 15 miles in 60 minutes
    60 divided by 15 = 4
    So at 15 MPH a bee can cover a mile in about 4 minutes. Pretty good for a bug!! Only a few top athletes can run that fast. But a bee can do this all day long!
    Especially impressive given the fact that most of them are girls. The four-minute mile has never been accomplished by a female human. (on record that is)

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